Marie Harriet Brenner
December 15, 1949
|Occupation||Author, investigative journalist|
(m. 1979; div. 1984)
Ernest Harold Pomerantz
|Relatives||Anita Brenner (aunt)|
Marie Brenner (born December 15, 1949) is an American author, investigative journalist and writer-at-large for Vanity Fair. She has also written for New York, The New Yorker and the Boston Herald and has taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Her Vanity Fair article on tobacco insider Jeffrey Wigand, "The Man Who Knew Too Much", inspired the 1999 movie The Insider, starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino.
Her father was chairman of Solo Serve Corporation, a chain of Texas discount stores started by her grandfather Isidor Brenner. Isidor, born in 1872, was a Jewish emigrant to Texas from the Duchy of Kurland (in modern Latvia), in 1890. He married Paula, an emigrant from Riga, Latvia by way of Chicago. The couple moved their family back and forth between Mexico and Texas during the first years of the Mexican Revolution, finally settling the family in San Antonio, Texas in 1916.
Brenner earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and received a M.A. from New York University Film School. She was the first female baseball columnist covering the American League, traveling with the Boston Red Sox for the Boston Herald during the 1979 season.
Her explosive 1996 article for Vanity Fair on Jeffrey Wigand and the tobacco wars, titled "The Man Who Knew Too Much", was made into the 1999 feature film The Insider, starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino, and directed by Michael Mann. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Brenner's 2002 Vanity Fair article, "The Enron Wars," delving into the investigation into the Enron scandals, made national news when Senator Peter Fitzgerald used it to question witnesses testifying before a senate committee.
Incident with Donald Trump
- A Private war : Marie Colvin and other tales of heroes, scoundrels and renegades, London : Simon & Schuster, UK Ltd. 2018. ISBN 9781471180705, OCLC 1040537511
- Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found by Marie Brenner New York: Picador, 2008. ISBN 9780312428808, OCLC 1084679418
- Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women New York : Three Rivers Press, 2000. ISBN 9780609807095, OCLC 47051999
- House of Dreams: the collapse of an American dynasty, London: Joseph, 1988. ISBN 9780718132477, OCLC 9672879
- Intimate Distance New York, N. Y. : W. Morrow and Co., 1983. ISBN 9780688021375, OCLC 1084921214
- Going Hollywood: An Insider's Look at Power and Pretense in the Movie Business New York : Delacorte Press, 1978. ISBN 9780440030188, OCLC 3186647
- Tell Me Everything New York : New American Library, 1976. ISBN 9780451076854, OCLC 5898486
- Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists featuring Marie Brenner. Edited by Nan Cuba and Riley Robinson (Trinity University Press, 2008).
- Panero, James (2008-06-29). "Brother, Who Art Thou?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Marie Brenner". Vanity Fair.
- "The George T. Delacorte Center". Columbia University.[permanent dead link]
- Marie Brenner (2008). Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found. New York: Sarah Crichton Books. pp. 99-100 and 104-105. ISBN 9780374173524
- Martinez del Campo, Lynda (August 3, 2013). "Anita Brenner: A Bridge Between Nations and Religions". Mexican Museums and Mavens. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
- Villela, Khristaan D. (9 March 2012). "Jazz Age Chronicles: Anita Brenner on Mexico's Avant-Garde Art and Artists." Review of Avant-Garde Art and Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner Journals of the Roaring Twenties, ed. Susanna Glusker". Pasatiempo: 18–23. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- Jennie Yabroff. "Brothers and Sisters". Newsweek.
- "Marie Brenner Is Married to Ernest H. Pomerantz". The New York Times. 1985-04-15. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Press Release: Marie Brenner to Speak at Friends of the libraries' Annual Meeting". Boston University. Archived from the original on 2006-09-11.
- Marie Brenner (1981-08-03). "The Wedding of the Century". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
- "The Man Who Knew Too Much". Vanity Fair.
- The Insider on IMDb
- "Enron Executives Testify Before Senate Commerce Committee". CNN.com. 2001-02-07. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Marie Brenner: Insider Investigations". Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24.
- Kenneth Jones. "Uhry Will Adapt Brenner's Memoir for MTC; Meadow to Direct". Playbill.
- Brown, Tina (November 14, 2017). The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992. Henry Holt and Co. ISBN 1627791361.
- Catsoulis, Jeannette (2018-11-01). "Review: Marie Colvin Fights 'A Private War'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
- "a private war marie colvin - Yahoo Search Results". search.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.