Mark Hellinger
Date of Birth
Mar 21, 1903
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


Most New Yorkers born after 1945 know "Mark Hellinger" only as the name of the Broadway theatre where My Fair Lady premiered. Those with longer memories recall Hellinger as a two-fisted, hard-driving, hard-drinking journalist of the Damon Runyon/Walter Winchell school. In both his newspaper pieces and short stories, Hellinger had a genius for accurately conveying the street-smart jargon and...