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critic , writer

Whitney Balliett, American Writer, critic. Recipient Academy award in literature American Academy Arts and Letters, 1996. Served as sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1946-1947. Member Century Association.

Background

Balliett, Whitney was born on April 17, 1926 in New York City. Son of Fargo and Dorothy (Lyon) Balliett.

Education

Bachelor with honors, Cornell Univercity, 1951.

Career

Member editorial staff, New Yorker magazine, New York City, since 1951; successively collator, proofreader, reporter, New Yorker magazine, New York City, 1951-1957; staff writer, New Yorker magazine, New York City, since 1957; columnist on jazz book, movie, theater and art reviewer, reporter.

Works

Membership

Served as sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1946-1947. Member Century Association.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hurley King, 1951. Children: Julia, Elizabeth, Will. Married Nancy Kraemer, 1965.

Children: Whitney, Jamie.

father:
Fargo Balliett

mother:
Dorothy (Lyon) Balliett

spouses:
Nancy Kraemer

Elizabeth Hurley King

children:
Elizabeth Balliett

Whitney Balliett

Julia Balliett

Jamie Balliett

Will Balliett