Haynes Johnson

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Birthday
9, 1931
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 24, 2013 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1931
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 24, 2013 (81)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author who was also a television reporter and political commentator.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant in artillery during the Korean War.

Trivia

His coverage of key civil rights events in Selma, Alabama won him a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1966.

Family Life

He had five children with his first wife, Julia Ann Erwin, whom he married in 1954.

Associated With

The film On the Waterfront, which was directed by Elia Kazan, was based of a series of articles written by Johnson's father.