Gabriel, Gilbert W.

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GABRIEL, GILBERT W.

GABRIEL, GILBERT W. (1890–1952), U.S. drama critic and author. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gabriel graduated from Williams College in 1912. He worked at first as a reporter on the New York Evening Sun, then became literary editor (1915–17), music critic (1917–24), and drama critic (1925–29). He subsequently worked for The New York American (1929–37). He also wrote articles, drama criticism, and stories for such magazines as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Town and Country, The Stage, Harper's Bazaar, and Collier's. Helectured on drama and criticism at New York University and created the New Yorker"Profile" department. During World War ii, Gabriel was second lieutenant in the Army and served two years in Alaska. In 1944 he went to London as deputy chief of publications. He left the service later that year with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Gabriel became drama critic for Theatre Arts magazine and in 1949 began to work for Cue magazine. Gabriel's books include The Seven-Branched Candlestick (1916), Jiminy (1922), Brownstone Front (1928), Famous Pianists and Composers (1928), Great Fortune (1933), Love from London (1946), and I Thee Wed (1948).

[Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]