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Ben Ray Redman

Ben Ray Redman, American author, editor, motion picture executive. Member advisory board Huntington Hartford Foundation Commissioned First lieutenant Royal Flying Corps, 1917.

Background

  • Redman, Ben Ray was born on February 21, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Walter Herman and Violet (Platt) Redman.

  • Education

    • New York Military Academy, 1909-1910. Graduate Pawling (New York) School, 1913. Student Columbia, 1914-1915.

    Career

    • Managing editor Travel, 1923. Editorial and advertising manager General Рractitioner Putnam’s Sons. 1924-1926; editor of “Old Wine in New Bottles,” New York Herald-Tribune, 1926-1937.

      New Editions, Saturday Review of Literature, 1944-1955. Executive assistant to Charles R. Rogers, vice president charge production, Universal Pictures, 1936-1938. Scenario writer 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, 1942.

      Free lance writer since 1942.

    Works

    • Author many books and poems, since 1923. Latest being: The Pleasures of Peacock, 1947. The Oxford University Press, 1946.

      Voltaire, A Viking Portable, 1949. Anthology of English Poetry, 1932. Translator many volumes.

      Writer of introductions to volumes of classics. Author of stories, poems and non fiction material in numerous anthologies. Newspaper items distributed by Spadea Syndicate, Inc.

      Contributor Chicago Tribune Magazine Books. Reviewer Sat. Review Book Service Syndicate.

    Membership

    Member advisory board Huntington Hartford Foundation Commissioned First lieutenant Royal Flying Corps, 1917.

    Connections

    • Married Frieda Inescort, actress, January 30, 1926.
    • father: Walter Herman Redman
    • mother: Violet (Platt) Redman
    • spouse: Frieda Inescort
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    Born February 21, 1896
    Died August 1, 1961
    (aged 65)
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