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columnist , Theater critic , critic-at-large

Murry Frymer, American writer, film and theater critic, columnist. Recipient Best Columnist/Critic award California Publishers Association, 1993; named Best Columnist, Peninsula California Press Club, 1993, 2003, 05. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.


Frymer, Murry was born on April 24, 1934 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Came to the United States, 1945. Son of Dave and Sylvia (Spinrod) Frymer.


Bachelor, University Michigan, 1956. Student, Columbia University, 1958. Master of Arts, New York University, 1964.


Student Columbia University, 1958. Master of Arts, New York University, 1964. EditorTown Crier, Westport, Connecticut, 1962-1963, Tribune, Levittown, New York, 1963-1964.

Viewpoints editor, critic Newsday, Long Island, New York, 1964-1972. Assistant managing editor Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, New York, 1972-1975. Sunday and feature editor Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1975-1977.

Editor Sunday Magazine, Boston Herald American, 1977-1979. Film and television critic San Jose Mercury News, California, 1979-1983, theater critic, 1983, columnist, 1983. Instructor San JoseState U., Cleveland State University, judge Emmy awards National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1968.

Author, director musical revue Four by Night, New York City, 1963. Author (play) Danse Marriage, 1955 (Hopwood prize 1955). Author, director 6th United States Army show A Dozen and One, 1958.


Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.


Married Barbara Lois Grown, September 4, 1966. Children: Paul, Benjamin, Carrie.

Dave Frymer

Sylvia (Spinrod) Frymer

Barbara Lois Grown

Benjamin Frymer

Carrie Frymer

Paul Frymer