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date: 14 October 2019

Kerr, Walterlocked

(08 July 1913–09 October 1996)
  • Thomas W. Collins Jr.


Kerr, Walter (08 July 1913–09 October 1996), theater critic, was born Walter Francis Kerr in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Walter Kerr, a construction foreman, and Esther Daugherty Kerr. He became a critic at the precocious age of thirteen, when he came up with the idea of writing “a movie column ...

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