Lawrence Van Gelder
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|Lawrence Van Gelder|
February 17, 1933|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 11, 2016
New York, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Editor, reporter, instructor in journalism|
|Notable credit(s)||The New York Times, New York Journal-American, New York Daily Mirror|
|Relatives||Richard Van Gelder (brother)
Gordon Van Gelder (nephew)
Leslie Van Gelder (niece)
Russell Van Gelder (nephew)
Lawrence Van Gelder (February 17, 1933 – March 11, 2016) was an American journalist and instructor in journalism who has worked at several different New York City-based newspapers in his long career. Until 2010 he was senior editor of the Arts and Leisure weekly section of The New York Times as well as a film critic. Among the newspapers for which Van Gelder has worked are the New York Daily Mirror, the New York Journal-American and the World-Journal-Tribune.
Richard Van Gelder was his brother and Gordon Van Gelder, the editor and publisher of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, is a nephew. He began working at the Times in May 1967.
- Van Gelder, Lawrence (October 26, 1996). "Thinner (1996) Eat and Be Thin. What's the Catch?". The New York Times.
- Lawrence Van Gelder, Critic and Editor at The Times, Dies at 83, nytimes.com; accessed March 13, 2016.
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