Baker, Russell

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Baker, Russell Gender: M
Russell Wayne Baker
born on 14 August 1925 at 23:50 (= 11:50 PM )
Place Morrisonville, Virginia, 39n13, 77w40
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
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American journalist and columnist who won his first Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his Observer columns (1979) and the second one for his autobiography, Growing Up (1982). He syndicated a national humour column as the resident wit of the New York times in 1963. His literary essays are in touch with today, as well as with his 30 years of experience.

After attending Johns Hopkins University, where he was stumped by calculus and physics and honed to a fine edge the family word-gene, in 1947 he joined the Baltimore Sun as a police reporter. While representing the Sun in London, he came of age as a writer. He published two volumes of memoirs, Growing Up and The Good Times (1989).

He was married on 11 March 1950 and had three kids. Russell Baker died on 21 January 2019, aged 93.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1963 (Humor Colunmnist, NY Times)
  • Work : Prize 1979 (Pulitzer for Commentary)
  • Work : Prize 1982 (Pulitzer)

Source Notes

Autobiography, "Growing Up," pp. 30. He published a second memoir, "The Good Times," 1989.


  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty (Wit)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Lifetime)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality ("Masterpiece Theatre," 1992-2004)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Two volumes)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Humor column)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Journalism)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection