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"Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them." -- Walter Kerr
For the RN admiral see Lord Walter Kerr

Walter Francis Kerr (July 8, 1913 – October 9, 1996) was an American writer and Broadway theater critic. He also was the writer, lyricist, and/or director of several Broadway plays and musicals.

Kerr was born in Evanston, Illinois and earned both a B.A. and M.A. from Northwestern University.. He taught speech and drama at The Catholic University of America. After writing criticism for Commonweal he became a theater critic for the New York Herald Tribune in 1951. When that paper ended, he then began writing theater reviews for the New York Times in 1966, writing for the next seventeen years. Kerr won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1978 fir " ".

He married Jean Kerr (ne Collins) on August 9, 1943. She was also a writer. Together, they wrote the musical Goldilocks (1958), which won two Tony Awards. They also collaborated on Touch and Go (1949) and King of Hearts (1954).

He was portrayed pseudonymously by David Niven in the 1960 film Please Don't Eat the Daisies based on Jean Kerr's best-selling collection of humorous essays.

In 1990, the former Ritz Theater on West 48th Street in the Theatre District, New York was renamed the Walter Kerr Theatre in his honor.

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Total Books: 35
The Order Of Confirmation In Use In The Diocese Of Salisbury
2010 - The Order of Confirmation in Use in the Diocese of Salisbury [1861] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120909985
ISBN-10: 1120909988
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Charge to the Clergy and Churchwardens of the Diocese of Salisbury
2009 - A Charge to the Clergy and Churchwardens of the Diocese of Salisbury (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117467771
ISBN-10: 1117467775
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A Charge To The Clergy And Churchwardens Of The Diocese Of Salisbury At His Triennial Visitation In May 1867
The Russian Army Its Men Its Leaders and Its Battles
2007 - The Russian Army Its Men Its Leaders and Its Battles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780548071243
ISBN-10: 0548071241
Genre: History
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Cumbrae Since the War
2002 - Cumbrae Since the War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840331905
ISBN-10: 1840331909
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How Not to Write a Play
1998 - How Not to Write a Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780871293329
ISBN-10: 0871293323
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Silent Clowns
1990 - The Silent Clowns (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306803871
ISBN-10: 0306803879
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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Secret Of Stalingrad
1986 - Secret of Stalingrad (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780515086959
ISBN-10: 0515086959
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Tragedy and Comedy
1985 - Tragedy and Comedy [A Da Capo paperback] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780306802492
ISBN-10: 030680249X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Secret of Stalingrad
1981 - The Secret of Stalingrad (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780867210897
ISBN-10: 0867210893
Genre: Nonfiction
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Secret of Stalingrad
1978 - Secret of Stalingrad (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780872165694
ISBN-10: 0872165698
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Harold Pinter
1967 - Harold Pinter [Essays on Modern Writers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780231029643
ISBN-10: 0231029640
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The Decline of Pleasure
1962 - The Decline of Pleasure (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671194109
ISBN-10: 0671194100
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Journey to the center of the theater
Journey to the Center of the Theater (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780394503608
ISBN-10: 0394503600
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Thirty Plays Hath November Pain and pleasure in the contemporary theater
God on the Gymnasium Floor and Other Theatrical Adventures
God on the Gymnasium Floor and Other Theatrical Adventures (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671210182
ISBN-10: 0671210181
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Theatre in Spite of Itself
Theatre in Spite of Itself (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671715205
ISBN-10: 0671715208
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Secret of Stalingrad
The Secret of Stalingrad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783430153768
ISBN-10: 343015376X
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