Eddy Gilmore

Eddy Gilmore (May 28, 1907 – October 6, 1967) was a newspaper reporter. He won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize in Telegraphic Reporting-International.[1] Gilmore covered the funerals of Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. He was born in Selma on May 28, 1907. 21 years later, in 1928, Gilmore graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, having previously attended Washington and Lee University. The next year, he was hired by the Atlantic Journal, where he would work until 1932. That year Gilmore left to work for The Washington Daily News. After three years, the Associated Press hired him, and after being assigned to Washington, D.C., from 1942–43, Gilmore was chief of AP operations in Russia. While there, he won his Pulitzer Prize for an interview with Joseph Stalin. Gilmore fell in love with Tamara Kolb-Chernashova (a ballet dancer) while there, and began to attempt to marry her. The Soviet Union resisted the marriage and it was not until Wendell Willkie intervened on their behalf that they were allowed to marry in 1950. Gilmore left Russia in 1953 and spent the majority of the rest of his career in London.[2] He died of a heart attack on October 6, 1967.[3] The film Never Let Me Go is based on Gilmore's romance with Tamara Kolb-Chernashova.[4]


  1. ^ "1947 Pulitzer Prize Winners". New York City: Pulitzer Prize Board. 1947.
  2. ^ "Eddy Lanier King Gilmore Papers An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University". library.syr.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  3. ^ "Pulitzer Winner Eddy Gilmore Dies". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  4. ^ "Remembering Selma's forgotten Pulitzer winner". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
1947 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1947.

Miss World 1956

Miss World 1956, the sixth edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 15 October 1956 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom. 24 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Petra Schürmann, who represented Germany. She was crowned by Miss World 1955, Susana Duijm of Venezuela.

The announcement of the winner was marked by a moment of confusion. The United States representative, Miss USA 1956 first runner-up Betty Lane Cherry, was given the winner's sash to wear just before the ceremony, and briefly it was reported that she was the winner. She ultimately was named as the first runner-up, commenting to the press that "two seconds don't make one first".

Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

This Pulitzer Prize has been awarded since 1942 for a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence. In its first six years (1942–1947), it was called the Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting - International.

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