Brooks Atkinson
(1894-1984)

Died aged c. 90

Justin Brooks Atkinson (November 28, 1894 – January 14, 1984) was an American theatre critic. He worked for The New York Times from 1925 to 1960. In his obituary, the Times called him "the theater's most influential reviewer of his time."

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Brooks Atkinson 1894-1984. The drama critic for The New York Times, known as "the conscience of the theater", who won a Pulitzer Prize as a foreign correspondent, lived here from 1928 to 1969.

160 Riverside Drive, New York, NY, United States where they lived (1928-1969)