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Betty Ballantine

Betty Ballantine, Indian editor. Named to Lifetime Achievement, Science Fiction Hall of Fame, 2008; recipient Turner Tomorrow, Ted Turner Company, 1992.

Background

  • Ballantine, Betty was born on September 25, 1919 in Fyzabad, India. Daughter of Arnold Middleton Jones and Norah Maude McNally.

  • Career

    • Vice president, secretary American Penguin, New York City, 1939—1945. Vice president, editor Bantam Books, 1945—1952. Vice president Ballantine Books, 1952—1974.

      President Rufus Public, since 1972. Consulting editor Greenwich Press, Connecticut, 1979—1996.

    Works

    • Editor: (book) The Population Bomb, Diet For A Small Planet, Out On A Limb. Author: The Secret Oceans, 1994.

    Connections

    • Married Ian Ballantine, June 22, 1939. 1 child Richard Ian.
    • father: Arnold Middleton Jones
    • mother: Norah Maude McNally
    • spouse: Ian Ballantine
    • child: Richard Ian Ballantine
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    Born September 25, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1939 - 1945
      Vice president, American Penguin
    • 1939 - 1945
      secretary, American Penguin
    • 1945 - 1952
      vice president
    • 1952 - 1974
      vice president, Ballantine Books
    • 1972
      president, Rufus Public