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Jack O'Brian

Jack O'Brian, American journalist. Board directors Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Fund for Cancer Research. Member Catholic Actors Guild (national president since 1978).

Background

  • O'Brian, Jack was born on August 16, 1921 in Buffalo. Son of Charles Joseph and Josephine Loretto (Kelleher) O'B.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Literature (honorary), Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, 1966. Doctor of Literature (honorary), St. Joseph's College, Wyndham, Maine, 1975. Doctor of Literature (honorary), St. John's University, New York City, 1978.

      Doctor of Literature (honorary), Canisius College, Buffalo, 1979.

    Career

    • With Buffalo Times, 1939, New York World-Telegram, 1939-1940, Buffalo News, 1940, Buffalo Courier-Express, 1940-1943. Drama critic, daily New York columnist, movie and music critic Broadway columnist Associated Press, 1943-1949. Columnist New York Journal-American, 1949-1967, Voice of Broadway, King Features Syndicate, New York City, from 1967.

      Host daily radio show Critics Circle, WOR. Bicentennial lecturer history of America theatre Columbia University, 1976. Lecturer Fordham University, Caldwell College, Harvard University Club, New York University, New School Social Research.

    Works

    • Nominated for Pulitzer prize 1942, 61-62). Author: The Great Godfrey, 1953. Contributor articles to popular magazines.

    Membership

    Board directors Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Fund for Cancer Research. Member Catholic Actors Guild (national president since 1978).

    Connections

    • Married Yvonne Johnston, January 15, 1947. Children– Bridget Mary, Kate Mary.
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    Born August 16, 1921
    • 1966
      Niagara University
    • 1975
      St. Joseph's College
    • 1978
      St. John's University
    • 1979
      Canisius College
    • 1939
      With Buffalo Times
    • 1939 - 1940
      With Buffalo Times
    • 1940
      With Buffalo Times
    • 1940 - 1943
      With Buffalo Times
    • 1943 - 1949
      drama critic
    • 1949 - 1967
      columnist New York Journal-American
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