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Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth TynanBorn: 2-Apr-1927
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 26-Jul-1980
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Emphysema
Remains: Buried, Holywell Cemetery, Oxford, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: England
Executive summary: British theatre critic

Father: Sir Peter Peacock ("Peter Tynan", d. 1948)
Mother: Letitia Rose Tynan
Wife: Elaine Dundy (m. 25-Jan-1951, div. 1964, one daughter)
Daughter: Tracy Tynan (b. 1952)
Wife: Kathleen Halton (m. 1967, until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Matthew
Daughter: Roxana

    High School: King Edward's School, Birmingham
    University: BA English, Magdalen College, Oxford University

    The Spectator Theatre Critic (1951)
    London Evening Standard Theatre Critic (1952-53)
    The Daily Sketch Theatre Critic (1953-54)
    The Observer Theatre Critic (1954-63)
    Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    Royal Society of Literature
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism

Author of books:
He That Plays the King (1950)
Persona Grata (1953, with Cecil Beaton)
Alec Guinness (1953)
Bull Fever (1955)
Curtains (1961)
Tynan Right and Left (1968)
A View of the English Stage 1944-1965 (1975)
Show People: Profiles in Entertainment (1979)
The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan (2001, journal)


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