Born on March 4, 1901, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Charles Goren studied law before becoming a master contract bridge player, going on to win domestic and world championships and lay the foundation for Standard American bidding. Known as "Mr. Bridge," Goren also had a hit television program and authored books like Contract Bridge in a Nutshell and Point-Count Bidding. He died on April 3, 1991, in Encino, California.
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