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Morrie Markoff
Morrie Markoff
Markoff on his 108th birthday in 2022
Birth: 11 January 1914
New York City, New York State, USA
Age: 108 years, 177 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Morrie Markoff (born 11 January 1914) is an American blogger centenarian who is currently the oldest known living blogger in the United States, and in the world.


Morrie Markoff was born in a tenement in New York City, New York State, USA on 11 January 1914. His oldest brother died of Spanish flu, Markoff was also infected but survived.

He was trained as a machinist at the suggestion of his father, a Russian-born immigrant, but starting out of the Great Depression, Markoff took whatever jobs he could get and eventually settled on vacuum repairman.

He married Betty Goldmintz in Los Angeles, California, USA on 4 November 1938. The couple had two children: Judith Hansen (born 1941) and Steven Markoff.

During World War II, Markoff worked as a military machinist, and later grew an air conditioning and appliances business.

Markoff had his first gallery showing at the age of 100, even though he never trained to be an artist. He had his first book signing at the age of 103.

As of April 2017, he has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Betty died in September 2019 at the age of 103, after 80 years of marriage.

On 2 March 2021 at the age of 107, he received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. On 6 April 2021, he received his second dose of the vaccine.

He became the oldest known living blogger in the world, following the death of 109-year-old Dagny Carlsson on 24 March 2022.[citation needed]

Markoff currently lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, at the age of 108 years, 177 days.


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