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Grauman Grover Sales

Grauman Grover Sales, music educator, writer. Recipient Special Mention First Sang prize for drama criticism, 1968, Peabody award for Chevron's Music Makers Series, 1976, nominee Grammy award for Best-Liner Notes Original Cast album and film Amadeus, 1985. Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, China. Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Sales, Grauman Grover was born on October 26, 1919 in Louisville. Son of Grover Grauman and Rosalind Esther (Harris).

  • Education

    • Student, Reed College, 1948. Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1949. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1951.


    • Member Critics Circle O'Neill Theater Foundation, Waterford, Connecticut, 1967-1971. Instructor Dominican College, San Rafael, California, 1982-1984. Former instructor University California extension, Berkeley, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford University.

      Publicist Monterey Jazz Festival, California, 1958-1965. Critic (newsroom) Station KQED-television, San Francisco, 1972-1975.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, China. Phi Beta Kappa.



    Collecting records, folk art, cooking, photography, jazz.


    • Son of; married Enid Thompson (divorced 1955). Married Georgia Ann Schwartz, December 30, 1972. 1 child, Rachel.
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    Born October 26, 1919
    Died February 14, 2004
    (aged 84)
    • 1948
      Reed College
    • 1949
      University California
    • 1951
      University California
    • 1967 - 1971
      Member, Critics Circle O'Neill Theater Foundation
      Waterford, Ireland
    • 1982 - 1984
      instructor, Dominican College
      San Rafael, California, United States