Mark Hellinger

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New York City, New York, USA
Mark Hellinger made his name as a New York theater critic and as one of the first of the nationally known "Broadway columnists", a craft which his friend Walter Winchell was the most famous practitioner. Born on March 21, 1903, Hellinger was the embodiment of the hard-boiled, hard-living, hard-drinking journalist that became a stereotype of the early talkies. Fittingly, he married Gladys Glad, a beautiful cast member of the Ziegfeld Follies, a series of lavish Broadway revues by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. that glorified the American girl. Read more...