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
1961–1962

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] He was President of the Inter American Press Association (1961–1962).

He was born in Naples, the second child of American parents, Morgan Ott Heiskell and Ann Moore Hubbard,[2] 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]

He was married three times. His first wife was Cornelia Scott, and they had two children. His second wife was the Hollywood actress Madeleine Carroll, with whom he had a daughter. 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.[3]

Books[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Interview". Notable New Yorkers. Columbia University. Retrieved 6/5/2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "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. 

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