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Harold Hobson

Harold Hobson, British drama critic, author.


  • Hobson, Harold was born on August 4, 1904 in Barnsley, England. Son of Jacob and Minnie (McKegg) Hobson.

  • Career

    • Chief drama critic Sunday Times, London, 1947-1976.


    • Author: (novel) Devil in Woodford Wells, 1946. (autobiography) Indirect Journey, 1978. (criticism) Theatre in Britain, 1984.

      Decorated chevalier Legion of Honor (France). Commander Most Excellent Order British Empire. Named Knight of Mark Twain.

      Knighted, 1977
    • honorary fellow Oriel College, Oxford, 1974. Christian scientist. Avocations:.



    Watching cricket; reading. The New Yorker.


    • Married Gladys Bessie Johns, July 13, 1935 (deceased November 1979).; married Nancy Penhale, April 4, 1981. 1 child, Margaret Bessie.
    • father: Jacob Hobson
    • mother: Minnie (McKegg) Hobson
    • spouses: Gladys Bessie Johns
    • Nancy Penhale
    • child: Margaret Bessie Hobson
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    Born August 4, 1904