Judith Martin

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Birthday
13, 1938
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

American journalist, advice columnist, and etiquette specialist who is best known as Miss Manners. She began publishing her famous, internationally-syndicated etiquette column in 1978.

Before Fame

She studied English at Wellesley College and worked for a time as a theater and film critic.

Trivia

Her book-length publications include Star-Spangled Manners, Miss Manners on Painfully Proper Weddings, and Style and Substance.

Family Life

Her father worked as an economist for the United Nations. Her uncle was Polish historian Selig Perlman.

Associated With

President George W. Bush presented Martin with the 2005 National Humanities Medal.