Turan, Kenneth

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TURAN, Kenneth

TURAN, Kenneth. American, b. 1946. Genres: Film, Biography. Career: Fremont News-Register, Fremont, CA, general assignment reporter, 1968-69; Washington Post, Washington, DC, sports writer, 1969-72, staff writer for Washington Post Sunday Magazine, 1972-75, general cultural critic and feature writer for Style section, 1975-78; book review editor, 1978-86, and film critic, 1980-86, for New West/California; film critic and contributing editor for Gentleman's Quarterly, 1985-90; book review editor of the Los Angeles Times, 1990-1991. Film critic for All Things Considered, National Public Radio, 1982-86, and for Entertainment Coast-to-Coast, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Radio, 1984-86. Staff writer for TV Guide, 1984- 86. Chairman, board of directors, National Yiddish Book Center; film critic, Los Angeles Times, 1991-; film critic, Monitor Radio, 1992-. Publications: (With William Gildea) The Future Is Now, Dell, 1972. (With Steve Wright) I'd Rather Be Wright, Prentice-Hall, 1974. (With Stephen F. Zito) Sinema: American Pornographic Films and the People Who Make Them, Praeger, 1974. (With Patty Duke) Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke, Bantam, 1987. Address: c/o Kathy Robbins, Robbins Office Inc, 405 Park Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.