Judith Martin

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Date of Birth September 13, 1938
Place of Birth Washington, DC
Age 82 years old
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Judith Martin

Judith Martin, better known by the pen name Miss Manners, is an American journalist, author, and etiquette authority.

Born: Judith Perlman, September 13, 1938, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Occupation: Journalist
Alma mater: Wellesley College

About Judith Martin

American journalist, advice columnist, and etiquette specialist who is best known as Miss Manners. She began publishing her famous, internationally-syndicated etiquette column in 1978.

Before Fame

She studied English at Wellesley College and worked for a time as a theater and film critic.

Achievement

Her book-length publications include Star-Spangled Manners, Miss Manners on Painfully Proper Weddings, and Style and Substance.

Family Life

Her father worked as an economist for the United Nations. Her uncle was Polish historian Selig Perlman.

Associations

President George W. Bush presented Martin with the 2005 National Humanities Medal.

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