Quinn Bradlee

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Quinn Bradlee
Born Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee
(1982-04-29) April 29, 1982 (age 34)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Residence Washington, DC
Nationality American
Citizenship America
Education The Lab School of Washington
The Gow School
Landmark College
American University
New York Film Academy
Occupation Founder of FriendsOfQuinn.com
Employer National Center for Learning Disabilities
Spouse(s) Pary Anbaz-Williamson (m. 2010–14)
Parent(s) Ben Bradlee (1921–2014)
Sally Quinn
Relatives
Awards
  • Communities In Schools Award
  • Young Leader Award (National Center for Learning Disabilities)

Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee FRSA,[1] FSA Scot, MStJ[2] (born April 29, 1982) is an American filmmaker, author and advocate for improving the lives of disabled individuals.[3][4][5][6][7]

Biography[edit]

Bradlee is the son of the late author and Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, and author and journalist Sally Quinn.[8][9][10]

He was diagnosed in 1996 with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS).[3][6][11][12] He attended The Lab School of Washington,[3][13] and graduated from the college-preparatory Gow School in 2002.[14][15] He attended special programs at Landmark College and American University, and studied at the New York Film Academy.[3]

He is the producer of several documentary films including the 2007 film Life with VCFS about the syndrome and the VCFS International Center at Upstate Medical University,[16][17] and is the associate producer of the 2010 HBO Family documentary film I Can't Do This But I CAN Do That: A Film for Families About Learning Differences.[3][8][18] He is the author of the 2009 memoir A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures, documenting his efforts to overcome VCFS,[3][6][8][12][17] and, with his father, he co-authored the 2012 book A Life's Work: Fathers and Sons.[3][12]

He is the webmaster of Friends of Quinn, a website which he created in 2008 as part of the HealthCentral Network for learning disabled individuals.[3][6] It offers "resources and support for young adults with learning differences,"[19][20] and uses the dyslexic-friendly Dyslexie font to mitigate some of the issues that dyslexics experience when reading. As part of a series of website-video interviews with notable individuals, he interviewed filmmaker Steven Spielberg. In the interview, Spielberg described his own lifelong dyslexia and 2007 diagnosis of the developmental reading disorder.[3][21] Bradlee is also the youth engagement associate for the National Center for Learning Disabilities.[3]

He married yoga instructor Pary Anbaz-Williamson in 2010.[8][22][23] The couple divorced in 2014.[24]

Ancestry[edit]

Bradlee's paternal grandfather, Frederick Josiah Bradlee Jr., "could trace his American ancestry back through 10 generations" of the family.[25] This early collection of family history was further developed in his father's ancestry, and encouraged his own extensive interest in ancestry.[17] He is a patrilineal descendant of several of the Boston Brahmin families including the Bradlee, Choate, Crowninshield and Sargent families among others. He is also a descendant of the old colonial American and Puritan Putnam family founded by John and Priscilla Gould Putnam in 17th century Salem, Mass.[12][25][26][27][28] He is also a matrilineal descendant of several Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic families including the McDougald, Quinn, Williams and Wilson families among others.[12][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36]

Films[edit]

Books[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradlee, Quinn (2015-10-30). "Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts". Twitter.com. Twitter.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Order of St John". The London Gazette. TSO (The Stationery Office). 2013-07-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Quinn Bradlee: Youth Engagement Associate". National Center for Learning Disabilities. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  4. ^ Bradlee, Quinn (2009-05-30). "The Ups and Downs of Living with Learning Disabilities". The Huffington Post. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  5. ^ Bradlee, Quinn (2009-04-18). "Money Doesn't Buy (True) Friends". The Huffington Post. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  6. ^ a b c d Wilson, Craig (2009-03-30). "Quinn Bradlee, son of 'Post' power duo, writes of disabilities". USA Today. Tysons Corner, Va. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  7. ^ Holeywell, Ryan (2007-06-06). "'Post' son brings little-known syndrome into focus". USA Today. Tysons Corner, Va. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  8. ^ a b c d Mallozzi, Vincent M. (2010-10-08). "Pary Anbaz-Williamson, Quinn Bradlee". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  9. ^ Joynt, Carol (2010-02-22). "Washington Social Diary -- Sally!". New York Social Diary. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  10. ^ Mullins, Anne Schroeder (2010-02-22). "Quinn Bradlee may change wedding date". Politico. Arlington County, Va. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  11. ^ Bradlee, Quinn (2012-06-06). "'Independence' Is The Scariest Word: My Life With Learning Disabilities". The Huffington Post. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Something About Sally". Vanity Fair. New York. July 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  13. ^ "Quinn Bradley" (PDF). Learning Disabilities Association of America. Pittsburgh, Pa. April 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  14. ^ Woodruff, Judy (2009-05-06). "Quinn Bradlee Talks About Life with Learning Disability". PBS NewsHour. Arlington County, Va. Archived from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  15. ^ Meyer, Daniel (2003-07-14). "Worldwide reputation: The Gow School's method of teaching dyslexics gains international acclaim". BizJournals. Charlotte, N.C. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  16. ^ Johnson, Timothy (2007-06-14). "Newspaper Editor's Son Tackles His Own Disease in Film". ABC News. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  17. ^ a b c Bradlee, Quinn; Himmelman, Jeff (2010-03-02). A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  18. ^ "I Can't Do This But I CAN Do That: A Film for Families About Learning Differences". HBO.com. HBO Family. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  19. ^ Wills, Cheryl (2012-07-03). "Friends of Quinn website provides community for people with dyslexia". Time Warner Cable News. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  20. ^ Bailey, Eileen (2008-12-26). "New HealthCentral Site for LD: Friends of Quinn". HealthCentral.com. New York. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  21. ^ "Steven Spielberg Escaped His Dyslexia Through Filmmaking". ABC News. New York. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  22. ^ "Reliable Source -- Love, etc.: Ben Harper and Laura Dern; Quinn Bradlee and Pary Williamson". The Washington Post. Washington. 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  23. ^ Quinn, Sally (2010-02-19). "The kids are all right. It's mom who's to blame.". The Washington Post. Washington. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  24. ^ Mullins, Luke; Joynt, Carol Ross (2014-07-23). "Quinn Bradlee, Son of Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, Is Getting Divorced". Washingtonian. Washington. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  25. ^ a b Kaiser, Robert G. (2014-10-21). "Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93". The Washington Post. Washington. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  26. ^ Tapley, Harriet Silvester (1922). The Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society. 10. Danvers Historical Society. p. 42. 
  27. ^ Welch, Charles Alfred (1902). Welch Genealogy. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  28. ^ Jameson, E.O. (Ephraim Orcutt) (1896). The Choates in America, 1643-1896. p. 214. 
  29. ^ "Rebecca A Olliff Williams, 1899". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve Inc. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  30. ^ "John Alexander McDougald, 1926". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve Inc. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  31. ^ "Pamella Clapp McDougald, 1941". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve Inc. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  32. ^ "Sara McDougald Williams, 1920". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve Inc. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  33. ^ "William W. Quinn, 92, General and Former Intelligence Officer". The New York Times. New York. 2000-09-12. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  34. ^ "Lehman W Williams, 28 Jan 1959". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve Inc. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  35. ^ "Alice W Wilson in household of John N M Wilson". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve Inc. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  36. ^ "William S Quinn in household of William Quinn". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve Inc. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 

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