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Brooks Atkinson (1894–1984)

Brooks Atkinson was born on November 28, 1894 in Melrose, Massachusetts, USA. He was married to Oriana MacIlveen. He died on January 14, 1984 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. See full bio »

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 1960 The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie)
Himself - Host
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Himself, Critic (uncredited)
 1949 On Stage! (Documentary short)

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He came out of retirement in 1965 to write his critical opinion--a favorable one--of the musical "Man of La Mancha". The review was published complete on the opening page of the original New York souvenir program of the show, as well as those of the first and second national touring companies. See more »

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Vaudeville is a specialized technique that cannot be trifled with. Far from being an inferior form of entertainment, as some people snobbishly assume, it is a distinctive style with laws of its own. Fundamentally, it requires performers magnetic enough to dominate an enclosed area on s stage. They must be so exuberant or skillful that they can capture an audience's attention instantly and hold it... See more »


Received a Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his series of articles on the situation in the war-torn Soviet Union. See more »

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