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Charles Simmons, American author. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

Background

Simmons, Charles was born on August 17, 1924 in New York City. Son of Charles and Mary (Landrigan) Simmons.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1948.

Career

Picture editor, Unicorn Press, New York City, 1948-1951; member of staff, New York Times, 1951-1984; assistant book review editor, New York Times, 1963-1984; executive editor, Memories magazine, 1988-1990; editor-at-large, Travel Holiday, 1991-1993; contributing editor, Penthouse, 1991-1992; author/editor, Wordworks, 1993-1996. Visiting writer American Academy in Rome, 1981. Regents' lecturer University of California at Santa Barbara, 1981.

Adjunct Professor School Arts, Columbia University, 1981.

Achievements

  • His first novel, Powdered Eggs (1964), was awarded the William Faulkner Foundation Award (1965) for a notable first novel.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

Connections

Married Helen Elizabeth Fitzgerald, February 8, 1947 (divorced). Children: Deirdre, Maud. Married Nancy Nicholas, September 17, 1977 (divorced).

father:
Charles Simmons

mother:
Mary (Landrigan) Simmons

spouses:
Nancy Nicholas

Helen Elizabeth Fitzgerald

children:
Maud Simmons

Deirdre Simmons