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journalist , satirist , social critic , author

Marya Mannes, American author, journalist, social critic, satirist. Recipient George Polk Memorial award for magazine writing Long Island University, 1958, award of honor Philadelphia chapter Theta Sigma Phi, 1962. Trustee Mannes School Music, New York City; Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Author's League.

Background

Mannes, Marya was born on November 14, 1904 in New York City. Daughter of David and Clara (Damrosch) Mannes.

Education

Graduate, Miss Veltin School for Girls, New York City. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hood College, 1961.

Career

Mannes also wrote under the pen name of, "Sec." Her brother was musician Leopold Mannes. Her parents, Clara (Damrosch) Mannes and David Mannes, founded the Mannes College of Music in New York. Mannes was an editor at Vogue and later wrote prolifically for the magazines The Reporter and The New Yorker.

Mannes published a number of books of essays, sharply and wittily critical of American society, including More in Anger: Some Opinions, Uncensored and Unteleprompted. She was a much-sought-after social commentator on radio and television. She hosted her own television show in 1959, I speak for myself.

Other books by Mannes included Subverse (1959), a satirical verse, Out of My Time (1971), an autobiography, and two novels, Message From a Stranger (1948), and They (1968). Married three times, Mannes had one child who survived her. She died in San Francisco, California.

Works

Membership

Trustee Mannes School Music, New York City. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Author's League.

Connections

Married Jo Mielziner, 1926 (divorced). Married Richard Blow, February 1937 (divorced). 1 child, David J.; married Christopher Clarkson, April 2, 1948 (divorced).

father:
David Mannes

mother:
Clara (Damrosch) Mannes

spouses:
Jo Mielziner

Richard Blow

Christopher Clarkson

child:
David J. Mannes