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Hollis Alpert

Hollis Alpert, American writer. Recipient Critic's award Screen Dirs.' Guild American, 1957. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Society Film Critics (chairman 1972-1973).

Background

  • Alpert, Hollis was born on September 24, 1916 in Herkimer, New York, United States. Son of Abram and Myra (Carroll) Alpert.

  • Education

    • Student, New School Social Research, 1949.

    Career

    • Book reviewer Sat. Review, New York Times, others, 1947-1959. Film critic Sat. Review, after 1950, Woman's Day, 1953-1960. Associate fiction editor New Yorker, 1950-1956.

      Contributing editor Woman's Day, 1956-1969. Managing editor World Magazine, after 1972, film editor, lively arts editor, after 1973. Editor-in-chief American Film Magazine, Washington, 1975-1980.

      Algur Meadows Distinguished visiting professor Southern Methodist University, 1982. Freelance author, 1980—2007. Past director Edward MacDowell Association.

      Visiting lecturer Yale University, 1972. Lecturer film and writing Philharmonic Center, Naples, Florida, 1995-2007.

    Works

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Society Film Critics (chairman 1972-1973).

    Connections

    • Married Joan O'Leary (deceased).
    • father: Abram Alpert
    • mother: Myra (Carroll) Alpert
    • spouse: Joan O'Leary
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    Born September 24, 1916
    Died November 18, 2007
    (aged 91)
    Nationality
    • 1949
      New School Social Research
    • 1947 - 1959
      Book reviewer Sat. Review
    • 1950 - 1956
      associate, fiction editor New Yorker
    • 1953 - 1960
      film critic Sat. Review
    • 1956 - 1969
      contributing editor Woman's Day
    • 1975 - 1980
      editor-in-chief American Film Magazine
      Washington, United States
    • 1980 - 2007
      freelance author
    • 1982
      Algur Meadows Distinguished visiting professor, Southern Methodist University
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