Nat Hentoff

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Nat Hentoff
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Nathan Irving Hentoff

(1925-06-10)June 10, 1925
DiedJanuary 7, 2017(2017-01-07) (aged 91)
Cause of deathNatural causes
OccupationColumnist, historian, novelist, music critic
Spouse(s)Miriam Sargent (m. 1950; divorced)
Trudi Bernstein (1954–1959; divorced; 2 children)
Margot Goodman (1959–present; 2 children)[1]

Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff (June 10, 1925 – January 7, 2017[2]) was an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media.

Career[change | change source]

Hentoff was the jazz critic for The Village Voice from 1958 to 2009.[3] Following his retirement from The Village Voice, Hentoff moved his music column to The Wall Street Journal, who published his work until his death.

Hentoff was formerly a columnist for Down Beat, JazzTimes, Legal Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Progressive, Editor & Publisher and Free Inquiry. He was a staff writer for The New Yorker, and his writing has also been published in The New York Times, Jewish World Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Commonweal and in the Italian Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo.

Death[change | change source]

Hentoff died of natural causes in his Manhattan apartment on January 7, 2017, aged 91.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Collier, L.; Hillstrom, L.C.; Nakamura, J. (1993). Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults: A Selection of Sketches from Something about the Author. 3. Gale Research. ISBN 9780810373846. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. Italie, Hillel (January 7, 2017accessdate=January 7, 2017). "Columnist Nat Hentoff dies at 91". The Washington Post. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Hentoff, Nat (7 January 2009). "Nat Hentoff's Last Column: The 50-Year Veteran Says Goodbye". Village Voice. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  4. Hillel Italie (January 7, 2017). ""Columnist Nat Hentoff dies at 91", "The Washington Post, January 7, 2017". Retrieved January 7, 2017.

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