Bosley Crowther (1905-1981) was a film critic in New York for the New York Times.
Bosley Crowther, otherwise known as Francis Bosley Crowther Jr., was born in Lutherville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States on 13 July 1905 to parents Francis Bosley Crowther and Eliza Hay Leisenring. He attended schools in Winston - Salem, N.C., and Washington, D.C. Later he attended Woodbury Forest School in Woodbury, Virginia. After high school he would go on to be educated at Princeton University. After graduating from Princeton University he moved to New York, took up a job at the New York Times, where he worked as a film critic from 1940 until his retirement in 1967. He was known as a renowned film critic and influenced television and media from the time he started at the New York times and was especially well known from the 1950’s until the late 1960’s amd served as the president of the New York film critics. After receiving one of the first screen writers guild awards he retired in 1967-68. He has written 5 books and continues to influence media culture today. He married his wife Florence H Marks on 20 January 1933 and they had one child. He died on March 7th 1981 in Mount Kisco, Westchester, New York, United States.
Citation:Family Search, via WWW, December 13, 2022 (Francis Bosley Crowther Jr.; b. Jul. 13,1905; d. Mar. 7, 1981; Mother Eliza Hay Leisenring; Father, Francis Bosley; Wife Florence H Marks; One Child)
New York Times, via WWW, December 13, 2022 (Bosley Crowther, 27 Years a Critic of Films for Times, is Dead at 75; Received awards; Was a renowned film critic; Princeton University; Woodbury highschool; President of New York Times Film Critics; 5 books)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Typescript of an interview of Bosley Crowther in May of 1958. Crowther talks about his job working with The New York Times, the function of a motion picture critic, and his feelings on motion pictures.
Correspondence, inter-office memoranda, magazine articles, lectures, drafts of books, and miscellaneous items. Also included are microfiche copies of the collection. The materials relate to Crowther's career as a film critic, his writings and publications, and his work as a newspaperman.
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