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Stephen Gelman Edit Profile

Editor , writer

Stephen Gelman, American writer, editor.


Gelman, Stephen was born on March 15, 1934 in New York City. Son of Abraham and Sydelle Gelman.


Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1955. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1957.


Managing editor Sport Magazine, New York City, 1958—1966. Associate editor, senior editor, article editor Life Magazine, 1966—1972. Founding editor New Times Magazine, 1973—1974.

Consultant editor various magazines including New West Magazine, television Guide, Viking-Penguin Books, Time Inc., Los Angeles, 1974—1986. Vice president Book of the Missouri Club, New York City, 1986—1988. Consultant editor Time Inc., 1988—1999.

Senior executive editor George Magazine, 1999—2001. Consultant editor Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, 2001—2010.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Dick Schaap and Bill Freehan): Behind the Mask, 1969. Co-author: (with Gordon Kimbrell, Leonard Levitt & Henry Jordan) Eating is Okay - The Behavioral Control Diet, 1977. Co-author: (with Nancy Sinatra) My Father, Frank Sinatra, 1985.

      Contributor over 200 articles to magazines.


Married Rita Golden, December 11, 1960 (divorced July 1986). Children: Mitchell, Jan. Married Deborah Watson Mason, October 7, 1995.

Abraham Gelman

Sydelle Gelman

Rita Golden

Deborah Watson Mason

Mitchell Gelman

Jan Gelman