Bernard Weinraub Biography
Bernard Weinraub is an American journalist and playwright.
Bernard Weinraub Age
Bernard was born on December 19th, 1937 in New York City, New York. He is 81 years old as of 2018.
Bernard Weinraub Family | Young
He was born to parents who were immigrants from Eastern Europe. There is no information about Dan’s family, he has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. he has also not shared about his parent’s occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings.
Bernard Weinraub Married | Wife
He has been married twice and he has two children, son Jesse Nicholas and daughter Claire from his first marriage to Judith Weinraub. He later met Amy Pascal, a movie executive, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 1996; they got married in 1997. They reside in Brentwood, a Western suburb of Los Angeles, California, with their son Anthony.
Bernard Weinraub Education
He was enrolled and later graduated from the City University of New York (CUNY) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Bernard Weinraub Career
He worked as a foreign correspondent for most of his career with the New York Times including home bases in Saigon, London, Nairobi, and New Delhi. He worked as a reporter for The New York Times. He started as a courier in his twenties, eventually being assigned as a foreign correspondent in Saigon, London, Belfast, Nairobi, New Delhi, then Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. From 1991 to 2004, he covered the film industry in Los Angeles. He retired in 2005, publishing an article about Hollywood and its values.Bernard Weinraub
As a playwright, he published his first play, The Accomplices, in 2007. It talked about the refusal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to admit more Jews during World War II despite their persecution and genocide in Nazi Germany. The play was performed both in New York and Los Angeles. It was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. However, it received a bad review from The New York Times.
His second play, out in 2014, was Above the Fold. Based on the Duke lacrosse case, it shows the struggles of an African American journalist who realizes the scandal is phony while covering it. It premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. It was directed by Steven Robman and the lead actress was Taraji P. Henson.
Bernard Weinraub Net Worth
Bernard estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
Bernard Weinraub Interview
Charles Haugland: What interested you in this story?
Bernard Weinraub: Arthur Miller wrote so publicly about right and wrong and how to treat people. “Attention must be paid.” He told you that you had a responsibility to your children and to people around you. At his memorial service, another writer who spoke said, “he taught us how to behave.” You have all of this on the one hand, and then on the other hand, he deletes his child from his life. That contradiction is what interested me.The tragic part of all this is that Miller never got to know his son, who by all accounts has grown into a formidable person in his own right, and is adored by people who know him. The sadness is that Miller never realized that he produced a son who was special, and not a source of shame, shame that Miller lived with for 40 years of his life.
How did you discover that as a story for an audience?
I became interested in Miller’s play After the Fall. He had at that point married and then divorced Marilyn Monroe, and while he was writing After the Fall, she killed herself. After the Fall was his most thoroughly autobiographical play. Elia Kazan directed it; they finally reconciled over the House Un-American Activities Commission so that he could direct this play. But it was such a weird play because there’s a character in it based on Elia Kazan, a character based on Arthur Miller, and a character based on his new wife, the German photographer Inge Morath. Then the second act was dominated by this blonde; her name in the play was Maggie and she was a singer, but she was dressed to look just like Marilyn Monroe. When the play premiered, Arthur Miller denied it was Marilyn Monroe, which was insane. Everybody mocked him, and the reviews eviscerated him for trampling on her grave by having an actress made up to lookand sound just like Marilyn. That capacity for denial made it seem like the place to start this story. And it was during the rehearsals for that play, that Inge Morath was pregnant with Daniel Miller.
What drew you to playwriting originally? What interested you about becoming a writer?
I grew up in New York, and I went to a lot of plays on my own. By the time I was 14 or 15, I wanted to be a playwright. Then I went to college, and was drafted into the army. They put me on a newspaper, even though I had little interest in it. When I got out of the army, I got a job as a copy boy at The New York Times. I found that I liked being in the journalistic world, and had my career not worked out, I would have become a playwright then. But I worked overseas for the Times, and then I covered Hollywood and politics in Washington, DC.
When did you start writing again?
I wrote a story for the Times about the controversy over a documentary on PBS called “Who Shall Live & Who Shall Die” about anti-Semitism in the state department and why the US government had not intervened sooner in the Holocaust. I began interviewing some of the men involved in the documentary; at first, I thought it was a novel. But then I took this playwriting course at UCLA and I began writing it as a play called The Accomplices. Then I wrote another play, which was about journalists, Above the Fold. And now I’ve written this play. Playwriting has always fascinated me.
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