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Max Wilk

Born: 3-Jul-1920
Birthplace: Ridgefield, CT
Died: 19-Feb-2011
Location of death: Westport, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Don't Raise the Bridge: Lower the River

Military service: US Army Air Corps (Motion Picture Unit, WWII)

Father: Jacob Wilk (literary agent)
Wife: Barbara Balensweig (artist, m. 1949, d. 2-Apr-2007 cancer, two sons, one daughter)
Son: David
Son: Richard
Daughter: Mary Frances Begaye ("Frances")

    University: Yale University (1941)

    Emmy 1960 for The Fabulous Fifties
    Peabody 1960 for The Fabulous Fifties

Author of books:
Don't Raise the Bridge: Lower the River (1960, novel)
Rich is Better (1962, novel)
Help! Help! Help! or, Atrocity Stories from All Over (1963)
A Dirty Mind Never Sleeps (1969)
The Beard (1969)
My Masterpiece (1970)
One of Our Brains Is Draining (1971)
They're Playing Our Song: From Jerome Kern to Stephen Sondheim: The Stories Behind the Words and Music of Two Generations (1973, nonfiction)
Eliminate the Middle Man (1974)
Every Day's a Matinee: Memoirs Scribbled on a Dressing Room Door (1975, memoir)
The Kissinger Noodles... or Westward, Mr. Ho (1976)
The Golden Age of Television: Notes from the Survivors (1976, nonfiction)
The Moving Picture Boys (1978, novel)
Get Out and Get Under (1981, novel)
Represented by Audrey Wood (1981)
Overture and Finale: Rodgers & Hammerstein and the Creation of Their Two Greatest Hits (1999, nonfiction)
Schmucks with Underwoods: Conversations with Hollywood's Classic Screenwriters (2004, film studies)
The Making of The Sound of Music (2007, nonfiction)

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