Andrew Heiskell

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Andrew Heiskell (September 13, 1915, Naples - July 6, 2003 Darien, Connecticut) was chairman and CEO of Time Inc. (1960–1980), and also known for his philanthropy, including for the New York Public Library.[1] He was President of the Inter American Press Association (1961–1962).

He was born in Naples to American parents and spent his childhood abroad.

In 1946, aged just 30, he was named publisher of Life; later, as CEO, he had to close it down (in 1972).[1] In 1974 he created People, which rapidly became a great asset.[1]

He was married three times. His second wife was the Hollywood actress Madeleine Carroll. His third wife, whom he married in 1965, was Marian Sulzberger Dryfoos, the widow of New York Times publisher Orvil Dryfoos.

The Institute of International Education's Andrew Heiskell Award is named for him. Heiskell donated funds to pay for the Arts Director position at the American Academy in Rome.[2]


  • Andrew Heiskell with Ralph Graves (1997), Outsider, Insider: An Unlikely Success Story, Marian-Darien Press, ISBN 0-9668271-0-4


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