1960 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1960.

Journalism awards

Letters, Drama and Music Awards

Special Citations and Awards

External links

All the Way Home (play)

All the Way Home is a play written by American playwright Tad Mosel, adapted from the 1957 James Agee novel, A Death in the Family. Both authors received the Pulitzer Prize for their separate works.

Dana Hall School

Dana Hall School is an independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 5-12 located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1881 by Henry F. Durant, Dana Hall originally served as Wellesley College's preparatory program.

David Herbert Donald

David Herbert Donald (October 1, 1920 – May 17, 2009) was an American historian, best known for his 1995 biography of Abraham Lincoln. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for earlier works; he published more than 30 books on United States political and literary figures and the history of the American South.

Fair Park Medical Careers Magnet High School

Fair Park College Preparatory High School, also known as Fair Park College Prep. Academy, and Fair Park Medical Careers Magnet High School is a former high school located at 3222 Greenwood Road in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.A. When it opened as Fair Park High School in 1928, it was the second high school in the city. C.E. Byrd High School had opened three years earlier in 1925. The institution is now known as Fair Park Middle School.

In an eight-to-four decision, the Caddo Parish School Board voted in 2017 to merge Fair Park, with seven hundred pupils, with the historically black Booker T. Washington High School. The combined thousand students will attend the Washington campus, with Fair Park becoming a middle school. In standing room only, citizens aired their views to board members on the feasibility of the merger. The board majority claims the merger would save public funds through the combining of resources.


Fiorello! is a musical about New York City mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, a reform Republican who took on the Tammany Hall political machine. The book is by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, drawn substantially from the 1955 volume Life with Fiorello by Ernest Cuneo, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. It is one of only nine musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Gene Sherman (reporter)

Eugene Franklin Sherman (January 27, 1915 – March 5, 1969) was an American journalist whose work contributed to the Los Angeles Times winning the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Sherman started his 30 years on staff as a cub reporter covering nearly all the regular news beats from police and sheriff to municipal and Superior Courts. He then worked as a rewrite man, a frontline general assignment reporter, leading feature story writer, war correspondent, in-depth investigative reporter and a foreign correspondent. He became a daily general interest writer of his page-2 column Cityside for seven years and a roving national and international assignment reporter. In 1964 he opened the London bureau as part of the Los Angeles Times bid to widen its editorial base into a national newspaper, rivaling the influence and impact of The Washington Post and The New York Times.

George Abbott

George Francis Abbott (June 25, 1887 – January 31, 1995) was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned nine decades.

Harold Davis

Harold Davis may refer to:

H. L. Davis (1894–1960), Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

Harold A. Davis, pulp fiction author working under the pseudonym Kenneth Robeson, 1930s, 1940s

Harold Davis (American football) (1934–2007), American quarterback

Harold Davis (footballer) (1933–2018), Scottish footballer who played for Rangers F.C.

Harold Davis (sprinter) (1921–2007), American sprinter and former world record holder

Harold Davis (photographer) (born 1953), American photographer and author

Harold Thayer Davis (1892–1974), American mathematician

Herbert Feis

Herbert Feis (June 7, 1893 – March 2, 1972) was an American Historian and economist. He was the Economic Advisor for International Affairs to the U.S. Department of State in the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations.

Feis wrote at least 13 published books and won the annual Pulitzer Prize for History in 1961 for one of them, Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference (Princeton University Press, 1960). It features the Potsdam Conference and the origins of the Cold War.

In the Days of McKinley

In the Days of McKinley is a book by Margaret Leech published in 1959 by Harper & Brothers Publishers which won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for History. It is a Biography of the former American President William McKinley.

Jerome Weidman

Jerome Weidman (April 4, 1913, New York City – October 6, 1998, New York City) was an American playwright and novelist. He collaborated with George Abbott on the book for the musical Fiorello! with music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. All received the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work.

List of Rice University people

The list of Rice University people includes notable alumni, former students, faculty, and presidents of Rice University.

List of people from Marin County, California

This is a list of people from Marin County, California, people born in, raised in, or strongly associated with the county.

Josh Akognon, basketball player

Juan Alderete de la Peña, Grammy-winning bassist

Isabel Allende, writer

Sam Andrew, musician

Dave Archer (painter), artist

Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens), Tamalpais High School, Class of 1926, actress (Our Miss Brooks, Grease)

Fairuza Balk, actress, born in Point Reyes Station

Tom Barbash, author

Arj Barker, comedian

John Battelle, CEO of Federated Media, founder of Wired magazine, and author of The Search

Melba Beals, civil rights activist

Michael Bloomfield, blues guitarist

Barbara Boxer, former United States Senator

Terry Bozzio, musician

Richard Brautigan, author

Joe Breeze, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1972, mountain bike pioneer and industry leader

Laurel Burch, artist

Merritt Butrick, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1977, actor (Square Pegs; James T. Kirk's son, David Marcus, in Star Trek)

Yvonne Cagle, Novato High School, Class of 1977, M.D., NASA Astronaut

Gunnar Carlsson, Redwood High School, Class of 1969, Swindells Professor of Mathematics Stanford University

Pete Carroll, Redwood High School, Class of 1969, head football coach of the Seahawks

Edwin Catmull, President of the Disney–Pixar Studios

Bill Champlin, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1965, musician, Sons of Champlin, Chicago

Chris Chaney, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1988, musician, Jane's Addiction, The Panic Channel

Brenda Chapman, animation director

Sam Chapman, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1934, athlete (high school and college all star, California Golden Bears; MLB)

Craig Chaquico, guitarist from Jefferson Starship

Maxine Chernoff, author

Julia Child, Katherine Branson School, Class of 1930; host of The French Chef

John Cipollina, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1964, lead guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service

Signy Coleman, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1978, model, actress

Elmer Collett, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1962, lineman, NFL

Jack Conte, musician, Pomplamoose

Peter Coyote, actor

David Crosby, musician

Martin Cruz Smith, author

Charlie Cunningham, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1967, mountain bike pioneer (Mountain Bike Hall of Fame)

Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now

Nataly Dawn, singer, Pomplamoose

Joe DeMaestri, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1946, MLB shortstop

Philip K. Dick, science fiction author, lived in Point Reyes Station 1958–1963 and in San Rafael and Santa Venetia through 1972

Mike Dirnt, bass player, Green Day

Allen Drury, novelist, 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner, author of Advise and Consent

George Duke, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1963, jazz pianist

David Dukes, actor, Redwood High School

Louis Durra, jazz pianist

Dave Eggers, author

Daniel Ellsberg, whistle blower, writer and anti-war activist

Mike "SuperJew" Epstein, Major League Baseball player

Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter

Cerridwen Fallingstar, historical novelist and Wiccan priestess

Mimi Farina, musician, singer, non-profit director and sister of Joan Baez and widow of Richard Farina

David Fincher, film director

Jack Finney, author, The Body Snatchers, Time and Again

Gary Fisher, mountain biking pioneer

Jon Fisher, entrepreneur

Ken Flax, Olympic athlete, hammer throw

Tyler Florence, celebrity chef

Phil Frank, cartoonist

David Freiberg, musician

Jerry Garcia, musician, of The Grateful Dead

Leonard Gardner, novelist, author of Fat City

Jared Goff, Marin Catholic High School, Class of 2013, quarterback, NFL

Bill Graham, promoter and founder of the Fillmore West in San Francisco

David Grisman, mandolinist and composer

Pete Gross, broadcaster for Seattle Seahawks

Gary Gruber, physicist, educator, and author, Gruber's Complete Guide series for standardized test preparation

Sammy Hagar, singer

Anna Halprin, choreographer

Oren Harari, business professor at University of San Francisco, author, speaker

David Haskell, Terra Linda High School, Class of 1966, actor

Annette Haven, ex-porn star

S. I. Hayakawa, semanticist, president of San Francisco State University, US Senator (1977–1983)

Sterling Hayden, actor

Matt Hazeltine, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1951, linebacker, NFL

Mariel Hemingway, actress, born in Mill Valley

Jon Hendricks, jazz lyricist, singer

George Herms, Beat Artist, museum director

James Hetfield, Metallica lead singer, rhythm guitar

J. R. Hildebrand, auto racing driver

George Hill, four-time national pairs figure skating champion

Lester Holt, NBC News anchor

Tess Uriza Holthe, author

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com

Zakir Hussain, musician, San Anselmo

Sam Vogel Jauz, American DJ/Music Producer

Maz Jobrani, comedian and actor

Booker T. Jones, musician

Janis Joplin, singer; her last known residence was in Larkspur, California

Charlie Kelly, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1963, roadie (Sons of Champlin); Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Elmo Kennedy O'Connor, a.k.a "Bones", rapper

Ali Akbar Khan, musician, Ali Akbar Khan College of Music

Lisa Kindred, blues and folk singer and guitarist

Klaus Kinski, actor (died in the Marin County town of Lagunitas)

Walter Egel Kuhlman, abstract expressionist artist

Jef Labes, keyboardist

Travis LaBoy, Marin Catholic High School, Class of 1999, linebacker, NFL

Anne Lamott, writer

Jim Lange, TV game show host (The Dating Game)

John Lasseter, film director and Disney executive

Anton Szandor LaVey (Howard Stanton Levey), Tamalpais High School, Class of ~1947, founder of Church of Satan

Ralph Lazar, artist

Bill Lee, Terra Linda High School, Class of 1964, MLB pitcher

John Leslie Nuzzo, pornographic actor and director

Barry Levinson, film director

Jane Levy, actress (Suburgatory)

Huey Lewis, singer

Kevin Lima, film director

Tim Lincecum, baseball player

John Walker Lindh, American who fought for the Taliban

Mary Tuthill Lindheim, sculptor, studio potter, and a planner of the Sausalito Art Fair

Ki Longfellow (born Pamela Longfellow), Redwood High School in Larkspur, CA; author of The Secret Magdalene, Flow Down Like Silver, Hypatia of Alexandria

George Lucas, film director, founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic. Creator of Star Wars and "Indiana Jones" franchises. Owner of "Skywalker Ranch"

Andy Luckey, Redwood High School, Class of 1983, television producer, author, illustrator

Ray Lynch, composer and mathematician

Seán Mac Falls, poet

Peter Magadini, drummer, composer

Duster Mails, MLB pitcher; appeared in 1920 World Series

Zekial Marko, pulp fiction writer, film & television series writer

Brian Maxwell, marathon runner and, with his wife to be, Jennifer Biddulph, developer and founder of Powerbar

Joyce Maynard, author

Montgomery McFate, anthropologist, chief social scientist for Human Terrain System

Terry McGovern, actor, voice, radio, Director of Marin Actors' Workshop

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, musician, of The Grateful Dead

Bridgit Mendler, actress

Tom Merritt, technology journalist and broadcaster

Artie Mitchell, pornographic film producer

Van Morrison, singer and songwriter

Jonny Moseley, gold medal-winning Olympic skier

Maria Muldaur, singer-songwriter, "Midnight at the Oasis"

Walter Murch, film editor

Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco, current Lieutenant Governor of California

Connie Nielsen, actress

Eric Norstad, ceramicist and architect

Don Novello, actor and writer

Phil Ochs, singer, songwriter

Arthur Okamura, screen print artist illustrator

Karl Olson, Tamalpais High School, MLB outfielder

George Demont Otis, artist

William L. Patterson, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1911, attorney; civil rights pioneer

Pat Paulsen, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1945, statesman; comic, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Robin Wright Penn, actress

Sean Penn, actor, activist

Jacquie Phelan, mountain biking pioneer and racing champion; now freelance cycle skills trainer and writer

Kathleen Quinlan, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1972, actress (American Graffiti, Apollo 13, Oliver Stone's The Doors)

Bill Rafferty, former game show host, comedian

Bonnie Raitt, singer

Reminisce, street artist, sculptor

Marc Reisner, environmentalist, author

Howard Rheingold, author

Meghan Rienks, actress

Hal Riney, advertising executive

Jason Roberts, author

Pernell Roberts, actor, civil rights activist

Brande Roderick, model and actress

Prince Andrew Romanov, Russian royal and artist

Dennis B. Ross, U.S. diplomat and author

George H. Ruge, San Francisco radio pioneer

Kay Ryan, United States Poet Laureate

Dana Sabraw, U.S. District Judge

Carlos Santana, musician

Aram Saroyan, poet

Strawberry Saroyan, novelist

Michael Savage, conservative radio host

Eric P. Schmitt, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner

Charles R. Schwab, investor

Vic Seixas (born 1923), Hall of Fame top-10 tennis player

Tupac Shakur, Tamalpais High School, rapper, poet, and actor

Peter Shor, Tamalpais High School, mathematician, MIT; MacArthur Fellow

Grace Slick, musician, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship

Gary Snyder, poet

Tom Snyder, television talk host

Myron Spaulding, boat designer and builder, sailboat racer and concert violinist

John Stewart, musician, songwriter, Kingston Trio

David Strathairn, Redwood High School, actor

Nicholas Suntzeff, Redwood High School, cosmologist, Texas A&M, Gruber Prize in Cosmology

Lisa Swerling, artist

Amy Tan, author

Gage Taylor, visionary artist

Dina Temple-Raston, journalist for National Public Radio, author

Twinka Thiebaud, writer and model

Bill Thompson, Manager of Jefferson Airplane

Courtney Thorne-Smith, Tamalpais High School, Class of 1985, actress (Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, According to Jim)

Scott Thunes, musician

Peter Tork, musician, member of The Monkees

Lars Ulrich, Metallica drummer

Lee Unkrich, employee at Pixar and director of Toy Story 3

Jean Varda, artist

Max Venable, baseball player for the San Francisco Giants

Will Venable, baseball player for the San Diego Padres

Winston Venable, football player for the Chicago Bears

Vendela Vida, author

John L. Wasserman, San Francisco Chronicle entertainment critic

Alan Watts, writer

Cassandra Webb (Cassandra Politzer), Tamalpais High School, Class of 1976, actress (Starship, Sons and Daughters)

Lou Welch, poet

Brett Wickens, designer

Archie Williams, 1936 Summer Olympics 400m winner

Robin Williams, actor, Flubber, Mrs. Doubtfire, Larkspur High School graduate

Tony Williams, drummer

Cintra Wilson, Tamalpais High School, writer

Jesse Colin Young, singer-songwriter of 1970s and 80s, "Song for Julia"

Saul Zaentz, film producer

Barry Zito, baseball player

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times (sometimes abbreviated as LA Times or L.A. Times) is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers, and is the largest U.S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues particularly salient to the U.S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters. It has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of these and other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, and the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine.In the nineteenth century, the paper was known for its civic boosterism and opposition to unions, the latter of which led to the bombing of its headquarters in 1910. The paper's profile grew substantially in the 1960s under publisher Otis Chandler, who adopted a more national focus. In recent decades, the paper's readership has declined and it has been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, and other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to unionize, and in July 2018 the paper moved out of its historic downtown headquarters to a facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

The Pulitzer Prize jury has the option of awarding special citations and awards where they consider necessary. Since 1918, forty-four such special citations and awards have been given. The awards are sixteen journalism awards, twelve letters awards, fourteen music awards, and five service awards. Prizes for the award vary. The Pulitzer Foundation has stated that the Special Citations given to George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington were in response to criticism for the failure of the Foundation to cite the four.

The Armada (book)

The Armada is a popular history by Garrett Mattingly—a historian who taught at Columbia University—about the attempt of the Spanish Armada to invade England in 1588. It was published in 1959 by Houghton Mifflin Company, and Mattingly won a special Pulitzer Prize for the work in 1960 as "a first class history and a literary work of high order."One biographer wrote that The Armada was "written in purple prose but a royal purple, which read like historical fiction." Another biographer noted that Mattingly "treated his job as that of telling a story about people" and that The Armada was "that rarity, a book by a professional historian and admired by professional historians which nevertheless became a best seller." The Armada remains in print and has also been issued outside the United States under the title The Defeat of the Spanish Armada.

To Kill a Mockingbird (film)

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. It stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as Scout. To Kill a Mockingbird marked the film debuts of Robert Duvall, William Windom, and Alice Ghostley.

The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and was a box-office success, earning more than six times its budget. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Peck, and was nominated for eight, including Best Picture.

In 1995, the film was listed in the National Film Registry. In 2003, the American Film Institute named Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the 20th century. In 2007, the film ranked twenty-fifth on the AFI's 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time. In 2005, the British Film Institute included it in their list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.

The film was restored and released on Blu-ray and DVD in 2012, as part of the 100th anniversary of Universal Pictures.

University Liggett School

University Liggett School, also known as Liggett, is a private, independent, secular school in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1878, it is Michigan's oldest independent coeducational day school.The school teaches grades PreK3 through twelve on one campus, consolidating its two campuses to one in the fall of 2012. According to the school, over 50 zip codes in Southeastern Michigan are represented by its student population. Over $2 million in merit- and need-based financial aid is awarded to new and returning students annually.

W. D. Snodgrass

William De Witt Snodgrass (January 5, 1926 – January 13, 2009) was an American poet who also wrote under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons. He won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

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