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journalist

Jack O'Brian, American Journalist. Board of directors Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Fund for Cancer Research. Member Catholic Actors Guild (national president since 1978).

Background

O'Brian, Jack was born on August 16, 1921 in Buffalo. Son of Charles Joseph and Josephine Loretto (Kelleher) O'B.

Education

Doctor of Literature (honorary), Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, 1966. Doctor of Literature (honorary), St. Joseph's College, Wyndham, Maine, 1975. Doctor of Literature (honorary), St. John's University, New York City, 1978.

Doctor of Literature (honorary), Canisius College, Buffalo, 1979.

Career

With, Buffalo Times, 1939;With, New York World-Telegram, 1939-1940;With, Buffalo News, 1940;With, Buffalo Courier-Express, 1940-1943;drama critic, daily New York columnist, movie and music critic Broadway columnist, Associated Press, 1943-1949;columnist, New York Journal-American, 1949-1967;columnist, Voice of Broadway, King Features Syndicate, New York City, since 1967;host daily radio show, Critics Circle, WOR, New York City. Bicentennial lecturer history of America theatre Columbia University, 1976. Lecturer Fordham University, Caldwell College, Harvard University Club, New York University, New School Social Research.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Nominated for Pulitzer prize 1942, 61-62). Author: The Great Godfrey, 1953. Contributor articles to popular magazines.

Membership

Board of directors Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Fund for Cancer Research. Member Catholic Actors Guild (national president since 1978).

Connections

Married Yvonne Johnston, January 15, 1947. Children– Bridget Mary, Kate Mary.

father:
Charles Joseph O'B.

mother:
Josephine Loretto (Kelleher) O'B.

spouse:
Yvonne Johnston

children:
Bridget Mary O'Brian

Kate Mary O'Brian