Known for movies

Short Info

DiedJune 24, 1969, Tucson, Arizona, United States
SpouseJulia Harpman, Maude Wettje
FactIn 1941 he won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his columns on corruption in labor unions.


Westbrook Pegler was an American newspaper columnist and author. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 1, 1894. His parents were William George Pegler and Katherine Elizabeth Westbrook. He had two sisters, Katherine and Elizabeth. He attended public schools in Providence and graduated from Classical High School in 1912. He then attended Brown University, where he played football and baseball. He left Brown in 1914 to pursue a career in journalism.

Pegler began his career as a reporter for the Providence Journal. He then worked for the New York World and the New York Evening Journal. In 1924, he began writing a column for the New York American. His column was syndicated and appeared in over 200 newspapers. He was known for his conservative views and his opposition to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. In 1942, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his column.

Pegler retired from journalism in 1963. He died on June 24, 1969, in Santa Monica, California.

General Info

Full NameWestbrook Pegler
DiedJune 24, 1969, Tucson, Arizona, United States
ProfessionAuthor, Journalist
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseJulia Harpman, Maude Wettje
ParentsArthur James Pegler

Accomplishments

AwardsPulitzer Prize for Reporting

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1In 1941 he won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his columns on corruption in labor unions.

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madison Sq. Garden1932Westbrook Pegler - Writer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Merv Griffin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
The Ben Hecht Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Writer / Journalist

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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