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Irene Margolis Backalenick

Irene Margolis Backalenick, American theater critic. Recipent New York Times Publications award, 1975. Member American Theatre Critics Association, National Federation Press Women, Connecticut Critics Circle (co-founder), Outer Critics Circle, Women in Communications (co-founder Fairfield County chapter), Drama Desk, Connecticut Press Club (co-founder), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Backalenick, Irene Margolis was born on August 12, 1921 in Providence. Daughter of Max and Lydia (Silverman) Margolis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, Brown University, 1947. Master of Arts in Education, University Bridgeport, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Theater, City University of New York, 1988.

    Career

    • Freelance writer for various publications, New York City, since 1960. Lecturer in field.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member American Theatre Critics Association, National Federation Press Women, Connecticut Critics Circle (co-founder), Outer Critics Circle, Women in Communications (co-founder Fairfield County chapter), Drama Desk, Connecticut Press Club (co-founder), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married William Backalenick, October 10, 1947. Children: Paul, Lynn, Lisa, Kim.
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    Born August 12, 1921
    • 1947
      Brown University
    • 1960
      University Bridgeport
    • 1988
      City University of New York
    • 1960
      Freelance writer, for various publications

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