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travel writer

Shirley Slater, American travel writer. Recipient Pederson award American Society Travel Agents, 1990.

Background

Slater, Shirley was born on January 30, 1935 in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Alexander Breckenridge and Janet Marie Bell Withers.

Education

Bachelor Theatre Arts/Journalism, University Georgia, 1956.

Career

Travel columnist Los Angeles Times, 1983—2002. Television travel commentator various, 1985—2002. Guidebook author Fielding Worldwide, Redondo Beach, California, 1995—2002.

Actress American Consultant Theatre, San Francisco, 1968-1974, Los Angeles Music Center, 1974-1975, Alley Theatre, Houston, 1976.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (guidebooks) Fielding's Worldwide Cruises, 1996-1998, Freewheelin' United States of America, 1995, European Cruises, Alaska Cruises, 1997, Frommer's Exploring America by Recreation Vehicle, 2000, MacMillan Travel, New York City, 1999-2002.

Connections

Married Clem C. Slater, Junior, September 8, 1955 (divorced 1976). Children: John Withers, Christopher. Married Harry Basch, August 24, 1988.

father:
Alexander Breckenridge

mother:
Janet Marie Bell Withers

spouses:
Clem C. Slater

Harry Basch

children:
John Withers Slater

Christopher Slater