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film critic , author

Pauline Kael, American film critic, author. Recipient George Polk Memorial award, 1970, Front Page award Newswomen's Club New York, 1974, 83; Guggenheim fellow, 1964. Member Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

Background

Kael, Pauline was born on June 19, 1919 in Petaluma, California, United States. Daughter of Isaac Paul and Judith (Friedman) Kael.

Education

Student, University California, Berkeley, 1940. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Georgetown University, 1972. D. Arts and Letters (honorary), Columbia College, Chicago, 1972.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Smith College, 1973. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Allegheny College, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Kalamazoo College, 1973.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Reed College, 1975. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Haverford College, 1975. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), School Visual Arts, New York City, 1980.

Career

Movie critic, New Yorker magazine, 1968-1991.

Works

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

Connections

1 child, Gina James.

father:
Isaac Paul Kael

mother:
Judith (Friedman) Kael

child:
Gina James Kael