Andrew Heiskell

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Andrew Heiskell
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Looking west across West 20th St at Heiskell Library for the Blind on a cloudy morning. ZIP 10011.
President of the Inter American Press Association
In office

Andrew Heiskell (September 13, 1915, Naples, Italy - July 6, 2003 Darien, Connecticut) was chairman and CEO of Time Inc. (1960–1980), and also known for his philanthropy, for organizations including the New York Public Library.[1][2] He was President of the Inter American Press Association (1961–1962).


Heiskell was born in Naples, the second child of American parents, Ann Moore Hubbard and Morgan Ott Heiskell,[2][3] who had married in Wheeling, West Virginia and then moved to Capri. He 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]

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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He was married three times. His first wife was Cornelia Scott, and they had two children, Diane and Peter.[2] His second wife was the Hollywood actress Madeleine Carroll, with whom he had a daughter, Anne Madeleine.[2] In 1965, he married his third wife, Marian Sulzberger Dryfoos, the widow of New York Times publisher Orvil Dryfoos.[2]


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


  1. ^ a b c Institute of International Education, 7 May 2003, Andrew Heiskell, a Former Chairman of Time Inc. and a Civic Leader, Dies at 87
  2. ^ a b c d e Kaufman, Michael T. (July 7, 2003). "Andrew Heiskell, 87, a Former Chairman of Time Inc. and a Civic Leader, Dies". The New York Times. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Interview". Notable New Yorkers. Columbia University. Retrieved June 5, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey to Serve as Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome". Bryn Mawr. April 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15. In 2003 Kirchwey received Bryn Mawr’s Rosalyn R. Schwartz Teaching Award. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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