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Walter Kerr
(1913-1996) born on
Jul 08
US critic, author. He was an influential "NY Times" critic, 1966-81 who won a Pultizer Prize for his criticism, 1978; entered Theater Hall of Fame, 1982.
         
   
F
Reviewers . . . must normally function as huff-and-puff artists blowing laggard theatergoers stageward.

R
He wove a great web of knowledge, linking everything together, and sat modestly at a switchboard at the center, eager to help.
A
Wherever it came from, the musical came with its hair mussed and with an innocent, indolent, irreverent look on its bright, bland face.
N
Seymour Peck's editorial hand ranged far, wide and deep, touching lightly but expertly . . . He seemed less an editor of any sort than the very best sort of guardian angel.
K
Me no Leica.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Statement quoted in NY "Times," 30 Sep 1983.
R: Tribute to "Times," drama editor, NY" Times," 5 Jan 1985.
A: On musical comedy; in NY "Herald Tribune," 1 Sep 1963.
N: Tribute to "Times," drama editor, NY" Times," 5 Jan 1985.
K: On John Van Druten's "I am a Camera," news summaries 31 Dec 1951.
   


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