Brooks Atkinson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

November 28, 1894

Death Date

Jan 14, 1984

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Huntsville, Alabama, United States



The journalist Brooks Atkinson died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Respected New York Times theater critic who wrote reviews from 1925 to 1960.

He graduated from Harvard University in 1917.

He was known as the most important reviewer of his time.

He married Oriana Macllveen in 1926.

He was a critical admirer of Eugene O’Neill.



There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town.

Brooks Atkinson

Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy.

Brooks Atkinson

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.

Brooks Atkinson

People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.

Brooks Atkinson

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.

Brooks Atkinson