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Ethel Portnoy

Ethel Portnoy, American, French writer, anthropologist. Recipient A. Romein prize for literature, 1991. Board member Nederlandse Film Keuring, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1975-1979. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Portnoy, Ethel was born on March 8, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Arrived in The Netherlands, 1970. Daughter of Joseph and Esther (Weiner) Portnoy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hunter College, 1947. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1949. Certified Ethnologie, University Sorbonne, Paris, 1951.

      Postgraduate, Ecole Pratique Hautes Etudes, Paris, 1969.

    Career

    • Assistant secretary general International Theatre Institute, United Nations Educational, Paris, 1951-1961.

    Works

    • Author: Stone and Bone, 1971, The Burning Bride, 1973, Flying Leaves, 1981, Rebellious Women, 1988, and 14 others. Editor (magazine) Maatstaf, 1979-1995.

    Membership

    Board member Nederlandse Film Keuring, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1975-1979. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting, travel, piano, gardening, sleeping.

    Connections

    • father: Joseph Portnoy
    • mother: Esther (Weiner) Portnoy
    Ethel Portnoy
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    Died May 25, 2004
    (aged 77)
    Nationality
    • 1947
      Hunter College
    • 1949
      University Wisconsin
    • 1951
      University Sorbonne
    • 1969
      Ecole Pratique Hautes Etudes
    • 1951 - 1961
      Assistant, secretary general International Theatre Institute
      Paris, Kentucky, United States

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