George Jean Nathan

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Birthday
14, 1882
Birthplace
Fort Wayne, IN
Death Date
Apr 8, 1958 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1882
Birthplace
Fort Wayne, IN
Death Date
Apr 8, 1958 (76)

About

An American writer, editor, and drama critic, he helped bring the magazine, The Smart Set, to prominence. He also edited The American Mercury.

Before Fame

He graduated from Cornell University and worked as an editor for the Cornell Daily Sun. Upon his graduation, he became a New York-based theater critic.

Trivia

The George Jean Nathan Award is named after him.

Family Life

He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A well-known ladies' man, he finally married Julie Haydon, an actress many years his junior, in 1955.

Associated With

Actress Marilyn Monroe starred in the film, All About Eve, which featured a womanizing character based on George Jean Nathan.