Winchell, Walter

Winchell, Walter
   Born in New York as Walter Wincheles, he worked as a child actor in vaudeville with Gus Edwards's "kid" act. Winchell later became the most powerful of the Broadway newspaper columnists. In 1922, Winchell worked as a reporter for The Vaudeville News, moving to the New York Graphic in 1924. In 1929, he joined the staff of the New York Mirror, widely syndicating his column through the William Randolph Hearst newspaper empire. His column continued until 1963. His jargon-filled writings and radio broadcasts (he had a regular program from 1929 to 1956) covered the stage, motion pictures, night clubs, radio and television,* and all aspects of show business.

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  • WINCHELL, WALTER — (1897–1972), U.S. newspaper columnist. Winchell, a New Yorker by birth, began contributing theatrical gossip to the house organ of a theater chain when he was a young vaudeville actor. This led the New York Graphic to give him his own column, On… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Winchell, Walter — orig. Walter Winchel born April 7, 1897, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 20, 1972, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. journalist and broadcaster. He entered vaudeville at age 13 and eventually began contributing tidbits to the Vaudeville News. Later, as a… …   Universalium

  • Winchell, Walter — (1897–1972)    US gossip columnist. Winchell’s syndicated columns in the New York Daily Mirror from 1929 onwards, with their disclosures on society, show business, politics and crime, were eagerly read by 35 million readers …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Winchell,Walter — Win·chell (wĭnʹchəl), Walter. 1897 1972. American journalist whose newspaper column “On Broadway” (1924 1963) and radio newscasts (1932 1953) reported on entertainment and politics. * * * …   Universalium

  • Winchell, Walter — (1897 1972)    American journalist. He was a vaudeville performer and later contributed gossip material to Billboard and Vaudeville News. Later he worked for the New York Evening Graphic and the New York Daily Mirror. He also had a weekly radio… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Walter Winchell — [Walter Winchell] (1897–1972) a popular US radio and newspaper journalist in the 1930s and 1940s. He began his radio broadcasts with the phrase ‘Good evening, Mr and Mrs America and all the ships at sea’. His style of reading the news was very… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Walter Winchell — Infobox Person name=Walter Winchell thumb caption= birth date=birth date|1897|4|7|mf=y birth place=New York City, New York, U.S. death date=death date and age|1972|2|20|1897|4|7|mf=y death place=Los Angeles, California, U.S.Walter Winchell (April …   Wikipedia

  • Walter Winchell — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Winchell. Walter Winchell en 1947 Walter Winchell est un acteur, journaliste et orateur américa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Walter — /vahl teuhr/ for 1; /wawl teuhr/ for 2, 3, n. 1. Bruno /brooh noh/, (Bruno Schlesinger), 1876 1962, German opera and symphony conductor, in U.S. after 1939. 2. Thomas Ustick /yooh stik/, 1804 87, U.S. architect. 3. a male given name. * * * (as… …   Universalium

  • Walter Winchell — en 1947. Walter Winchell (n. 7 de abril de 1897 f. 20 de febrero de 1972) fue un periodista estadounidense, considerado como el inventor de la columna de sociedad actual. Biografía …   Wikipedia Español

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