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Language  English
Role  Critic
Name  Burns Mantle

Subject  Theatre
Genre  Criticism
Awards  Special Tony Award
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Born  Robert Burns Mantle December 23, 1873 Watertown, New York, United States (1873-12-23)
Occupation  Newspaper theatre critic
Died  February 9, 1948, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Movies  A Dark Lantern, How Molly Malone Made Good
Books  The Best Plays of 1922-1923 and the Year Book of the Drama in America
Parents  Robert Burns Mantle, Susan Lawrence Mantle
People also search for  Lawrence B. McGill, John S. Robertson, William Steiner, Elizabeth Robins

Robert Burns Mantle (December 23, 1873 – February 9, 1948) was an American theatre critic. He founded the Best Plays annual publication in 1920.

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Mantle was born in Watertown, New York, on December 23, 1873, to Robert Burns Mantle and Susan Lawrence. As a child he moved to Denver, Colorado.

By 1892, he was working as a linotype machine operator in California and then became a reporter.

By the late 1890s, Mantle was working as a drama critic for the Denver Times. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois, and then New York City, New York, in 1911. He was at the New York Evening Mail until 1922, and then the Daily News until his retirement in 1943. Mantle was succeeded as the drama critic at the Daily News by his assistant John Arthur Chapman.

He died, aged 74, of stomach cancer on February 9, 1948.

His wife was the former Lydia (Lillie) Sears; her sister Clara Sears Taylor was a journalist and government official who assisted Mantle with compiling his Best Plays publications.


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