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Video interactive media critic

Joseph Stephan Gelmis, American video interactive media critic. Recipient Polk award for journalism, 1961. Served with United States Air Force, 1956-1959. Member New York Film Critics Circle (chairman 1969-1970, 73-74, 86-87), National Society Film Critics.

Background

Gelmis, Joseph Stephan was born on September 28, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Steve Andrew and Tillie (De Pietro) Gelmis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1956; Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia, 1960.

Career

With, Newsday, since 1960; film critic, Newsday, since 1964; syndicated columnist, since 1971; college lecturer. Assistant professor theater arts department, State University New York at Stony Brook.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Host radio and television shows. Author: The Film Director as Superstar, 1970.

Membership

Served with United States Air Force, 1956-1959. Member New York Film Critics Circle (chairman 1969-1970, 73-74, 86-87), National Society Film Critics.

Connections

Married Deborah Dobski, November 21, 1973. Children— Georgia, Normandy. Children by previous marriage— Steven Keith, Susan Valerie.

father:
Steve Andrew Gelmis

mother:
Tillie (De Pietro) Gelmis

spouse:
Deborah Dobski

children:
Normandy Gelmis

Georgia Gelmis