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Brooks Atkinson (1894–1984)

Brooks Atkinson was born on November 28, 1894 in Melrose, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Iceman Cometh (1960), On Stage! (1949) and Main Street to Broadway (1953). He was married to Oriana MacIlveen. He died on January 14, 1984 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. See full bio »

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 1953 Main Street to Broadway
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 1960 The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie)
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 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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People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know. See more »


In 1962, received a Special Tony Award, identifying him as "retired drama critic of the New York Times." See more »

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