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Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael, American film critic, author. Recipient George Polk Memorial award, 1970, Front Page award Newswomen's Club New York, 1974, 83; Guggenheim fellow, 1964. Member Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

Background

  • Kael, Pauline was born on June 19, 1919 in Petaluma, California, United States. Daughter of Isaac Paul and Judith (Friedman) Kael.

  • Education

    • Student, University California, Berkeley, 1940. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Georgetown University, 1972. D. Arts and Letters (honorary), Columbia College, Chicago, 1972.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), Smith College, 1973. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Allegheny College, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Kalamazoo College, 1973.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Reed College, 1975. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Haverford College, 1975. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), School Visual Arts, New York City, 1980.

    Career

    • Movie critic New Yorker magazine, 1968-1991.

    Works

    • Taking It All in
    • Originally written for The New Yorker magazine between June 1980 and June 1983, her reviews bring to life over 150 films including Blade Runner, Tootsie, The Return of the Jedi.
    • Taking It All in
    • Originally written for The New Yorker magazine between June 1980 and June 1983, her reviews bring to life over 150 films including Blade Runner, Tootsie, The Return of the Jedi.
    • When the Lights Go Down
    • The most recent collection of film writings from celebrated critic Pauline Kael showcases her mastery, wit, erudition and incomparable style.

    Membership

    Member Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

    Connections

    • 1 child, Gina James.
    • father: Isaac Paul Kael
    • mother: Judith (Friedman) Kael
    • child: Gina James Kael
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    Died September 3, 2001
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      University California
    • 1972
      Georgetown University
    • 1972
      Columbia College
    • 1973
      Smith College
    • 1979
      Allegheny College
    • 1973
      Kalamazoo College
    • 1975
      Reed College
    • 1975
      Haverford College
    • 1980
      School Visual Arts
    • 1968 - 1991
      Movie critic New Yorker magazine
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