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Clifton Fadiman (1902-1999) was a noted intellectual, author, and radio personality. 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Fadiman worked for Simon & Schuster for ten years, ending as its chief editor. He was book editor for The New Yorker from 1933 until 1943, and in 1944 became a judge for the Book of the Month Club. Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ... The New Yorkers first cover, which is reprinted each year on the magazines anniversary. ...


Books by Clifton Fadiman:

  • Party of One (1955, author)
  • Fantasia Mathematica (1958, ed.)
  • Lifetime Reading Plan (1960, co-author)
  • The World Treasury of Children's Literature (1984, ed.)
  • The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes (1985, ed.)

From 1938 until 1952, Fadiman hosted the radio quiz show Information, Please! Quiz Show is a 1994 film which tells the true story of a quiz show scandal of the 1950s. ... Information, Please! was a radio quiz show which aired from 1938 to 1952. ...


One notable quote: "When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before."


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Clifton Fadiman (440 words)
Clifton Fadiman, writer, critic, editor, and moderator of the top-10 radio hit "Information Please" from 1938 to 1952, died June 20, 1999, on Florida's Sanibel Island.
Clifton Fadiman, shown in this 1938 promotional photo, was a writer, book editor, radio and television entertainer who hosted the popular radio show "Information Please" in the 1930s.
Fadiman took great pride in A World Treasury of Children's Literature, an anthology he compiled in 1985.
Clifton Fadiman --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia (621 words)
U.S. editor and literary critic Clifton Fadiman was known for his extraordinary memory and his wide-ranging knowledge.
The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Clifton Paul Fadiman was born on May 15, 1904, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He early became an avid and voracious reader.
Clifton is situated in a heavily industrialized area and constitutes...
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