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Joseph Stephan Gelmis

Joseph Stephan Gelmis, American video interactive media critic. Recipient Polk award for journalism, 1961. Served with United States Air Force, 1956-1959. Member New York Film Critics Circle (chairman 1969-1970, 73-74, 86-87), National Society Film Critics.

Background

  • Gelmis, Joseph Stephan was born on September 28, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Steve Andrew and Tillie (De Pietro) Gelmis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1956. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia, 1960.

    Career

    • With Newsday, since 1960, film critic, since 1964. Syndicated columnist, since 1971. College lecturer; assistant professor theater arts department State University New York at Stony Brook.

    Works

    • Host radio and television shows. Author: The Film Director as Superstar, 1970.

    Membership

    Served with United States Air Force, 1956-1959. Member New York Film Critics Circle (chairman 1969-1970, 73-74, 86-87), National Society Film Critics.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah Dobski, November 21, 1973. Children– Georgia, Normandy. Children by previous marriage– Steven Keith, Susan Valerie.
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    Born September 28, 1935
    • 1956
      Brooklyn College
    • 1960
      Columbia
    • 1960
      With Newsday
    • 1964
      With Newsday
    • 1971
      syndicated columnist

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