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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (heart failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Dwight Macdonald was born on March 24, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Nancy Gardiner Rodman and Gloria Lanier. He died on December 19, 1982 in New York City.

Spouse (2)

Nancy Gardiner Rodman (1942 - 1954) (divorced) (2 children)
Gloria Lanier (? - ?)

Trivia (3)

Celebrated film critic.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 526-527. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Volume 85, pages 230-232. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2000.

Personal Quotes (2)

[said about Oscar-winning Welsh actor Hugh Griffith, who tended to give larger-than-life performances]: It is hard to think of a role for which Mr. Griffith would not be too much - perhaps God.
[on Mervyn LeRoy] I have yet to see a dull movie by LeRoy. Whatever his movies fail to do, they always move. He knows how to give speed and pace to a film.

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