Brendan Gill

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Birthday
4, 1914
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Dec 27, 1997 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1914
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Dec 27, 1997 (83)

About

A longtime journalist for The New Yorker magazine, he also led New York's efforts to preserve architectural landmarks. His most famous New Yorker articles include "The Talk of the Town: Runway" and "The Theatre: The Ignominy of Boyhood."

Before Fame

He attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Skull and Bones society. He began his career with The New Yorker in 1936.

Trivia

Though primarily a theater reviewer and biographical profiler, he also wrote a weekly architectural column for The New Yorker.

Family Life

He grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. With his wife, Anne Barnard, he had two sons and five daughters.

Associated With

Cartoonist Syd Hoff was another prominent contributor to the New Yorker.