George Jean Nathan

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Date of Birth February 14, 1882
Place of Birth Fort Wayne, Indiana
Date of Death Apr 8, 1958 (76)
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George Jean Nathan

George Jean Nathan was an American drama critic and magazine editor. He worked closely with H. L. Mencken, bringing the literary magazine The Smart Set to prominence as an editor, and co-founding and editing The American Mercury and The American Spectator.

Born: February 14, 1882, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died: April 08, 1958, New York, NY
Nationality: American
Occupation: Drama critic, magazine editor

About George Jean Nathan

An American writer, editor, and drama critic, he helped bring the magazine, The Smart Set, to prominence. He also edited The American Mercury.

George Jean Nathan Before Fame

He graduated from Cornell University and worked as an editor for the Cornell Daily Sun. Upon his graduation, he became a New York-based theater critic.

Achievement of George Jean Nathan

The George Jean Nathan Award is named after him.

George Jean Nathan Family Life

He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A well-known ladies' man, he finally married Julie Haydon, an actress many years his junior, in 1955.

Associations of George Jean Nathan

Actress Marilyn Monroe starred in the film, All About Eve, which featured a womanizing character based on George Jean Nathan.

Information related to George Jean Nathan

  • Writers from Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • American theater critics
  • Progressive Era in the United States
Latest information about George Jean Nathan updated on April 17, 2021.

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