A friendship dating to 1976 resonates in 2016

While the Toronto native earned national recognition for his pioneering work promoting criminal-law scholarship online, the Cohens got to know Markel sharing Shabbat dinners at his Betton Hills home, picking up their respective children at Creative Preschool and watching the kids cavort at Sunday morning Winthrop Park play dates. The Cohens so loved the neighborhood they discovered after spending time at Markel's table, they bought a house just down the street from his on Trescott Drive.

The couple supported Markel through his painful divorce last year from his wife, fellow FSU clinical law professor Wendi Adelson, the mother of their two young boys, and with whom he remained embattled over the financial and parenting terms of their marriage settlement.

In the United States, she married a distinguished economist and had three children.

She was formidably clever, and strikingly beautiful.

And we’ve seen the onscreen frenemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage her “best friend” through broad set pieces that sometimes literally involve hair-pulling.During this time, he continued to tour comedy clubs and theaters in a series of unique performance art / comedy shows, sometimes appearing as himself and sometimes as obnoxiously rude lounge singer Tony Clifton.In 1982, Kaufman brought his professional wrestling villain act to Letterman's show with a staged encounter with Jerry "The King" Lawler of the Continental Wrestling Association (although the fact that the altercation was planned in advance was not publicly disclosed for over a decade). Kaufman was born on January 17, 1949 in New York City, the oldest of three children.The first note is written on a small card, now slightly yellowed with age.“Dear Madame Professor,” it begins, “I propose that we talk on 29th July at 8pm at 3 Franciszkanska Street in Krakow. Karol Wojtyla.” Like him, she had lived through the war years in Krakow under German occupation, but she left Poland to pursue her academic career abroad.