Justin Brooks Atkinson was an American theatre critic. He worked for The New York Times from 1922 to 1960. In his obituary, the Times called him "the theater's most influential reviewer of his time." Atkinson became a Times theater critic in the 1920s and his reviews became very influential. He insisted on leaving the drama desk during World War II to report on the war, he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his work as the Moscow correspondent for the Times. He returned to the theater beat in the late 1940s, until his retirement in 1960.
|Born:||Justin Brooks Atkinson, November 28, 1894, Melrose, Massachusetts, US|
|Died:||January 14, 1984, Huntsville, Alabama, US|
|Occupation:||Theatre critic, war correspondent|
|Employer:||The New York Times|
|Known for:||Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence|
About Brooks Atkinson
Respected New York Times theater critic who wrote reviews from 1925 to 1960.
He graduated from Harvard University in 1917.
He was known as the most important reviewer of his time.
He married Oriana Macllveen in 1926.
He was a critical admirer of Eugene O'Neill.
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