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Stanley Jules Kauffmann

Stanley Jules Kauffmann, American author. Recipient George Jean Nathan award for dramatic criticism, 1972-1973, George Polk award for criticism, 1982, Outstanding Teacher award Association for Theater in Higher Education, 1995, Telluride Film Festival medal, 1998; Ford Foundation fellow for study abroad, 1964, 71, honorary fellow Morse College, Yale University, 1964, Guggenheim fellow, 1979-1980.

Background

  • Kauffmann, Stanley Jules was born on April 24, 1916 in New York City. Son of Joseph H. and Jeannette (Steiner) Kauffmann.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, New York University, 1935.

    Career

    • Member Washington Square Players, 1931-1941. Associate editor Bantam Books, 1949-1952. Editor-in-chief Ballantine Books, 1952-1956, consulting editor, 1957-1959.

      Editor Alfred A. Knopf, 1959-1960. Film critic New Republic, New York City, 1958-1965, 67–, associate literature editor, 1966-1967. Theater critic New York Times, 1966, New Republic, New York City, 1969-1979, Saturday Review, 1979-1985.

      Conductor program The Art of Film, Channel 13, New York City, 1963-1967. Visiting professor School of Drama, Yale University, 1967-1986, 95, 97. Visiting professor City University of New York, 1973-1976, 77-92, Hunter College, 1993-1905.

      Distinguished visiting professor Adelphi University, 1992-1994, professional performing arts, 1994-1996.

    Works

    • Before My Eyes: Film Criticism and Comment
    • In his fourth collection of film writings, Stanley Kauffmann, distinguished film critic of the New Republic and theater critic of Saturday Review, once again shows himself to be one of our most intelligent and perceptive commentators on the cinema.
    • Albums of a Life: A Memoir
    • “In an age of narrow self interest (both kinds), with memoirs falling from the press like autumn leaves in a high wind, Stanley Kauffmann’s Albums of a Life is virtually unique.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Cohen, February 5, 1943.
    • father: Joseph H. Kauffmann
    • mother: Jeannette (Steiner) Kauffmann
    • spouse: Laura Cohen
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    Born April 24, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1935
      New York University
    • 1931 - 1941
      Member, Washington Square Players
    • 1949 - 1952
      associate editor Bantam Books
    • 1952 - 1956
      editor-in-chief Ballantine Books
    • 1957 - 1959
      editor-in-chief Ballantine Books
    • 1958 - 1965
      film critic New Republic
    • 1959 - 1960
      editor Alfred A. Knopf
    • 1966 - 1967
      film critic New Republic
    • 1966
      theater critic New York Times
    • 1969 - 1979
      theater critic New York Times
    • 1979 - 1985
      theater critic New York Times
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