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Kevin Kelly, American Drama critic. Recipient Herbert Bayard Swope award, 1980, George Jean Nathan award for Drama Criticism, 1991-1992; named Collegium of Distinction, College Liberal Arts Boston University, 1974. Member National Society Film Critics, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa (honorary). M C.


Kelly, Kevin was born on August 5, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of St. Clair and Joan (Sinnott) Kelly.


Associate of Arts, Boston University, 1950. Bachelor, Boston University, 1952. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1953.


Member of staff, Boston Globe, since 1958;drama critic, Boston Globe, since 1962;critic-at-large, Boston Globe, since 1966;film critic, Boston Globe, 1969-1976;theatre critic, Channel 7, Boston, since 1982. Theatre critic television show Look, 1982-1983. Member nominating committee Tony Awards, 1979-1983, Pulitzer Prize drama Committee, 1983-1984, 89-90, 91-92.

Critic, interviewer Station WGBH-television, Boston, 1983-1986. Local theatre critic for Show Business Illustrated, 1960-1962. Speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: "One Singular Sensation" The Michael Bennett Story, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member National Society Film Critics, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).


St. Clair Kelly

Joan (Sinnott) Kelly