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Irene Margolis Backalenick

theater critic

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.

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.