Russell Baker, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author passes away

Russell Baker (93), the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author , has passed away in Virginia, United States on January 21, 2019. He was the genial, but sharp-witted writer for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television’s ‘Masterpiece Theatre’. He won Pulitzers in 1979 for the ‘Observer’, the Times column he wrote for 35 years, and in 1983 for his autobiography ‘Growing Up’. It was the first Pulitzer for commentary awarded to a humorist.

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