Marshall Frady

Marshall B. Frady
BornJanuary 11, 1940
DiedMarch 9, 2004 (aged 64)
Cause of deathcancer
Known forCivil Rights Movement
AwardsEmmy (1982)

Marshall Bolton Frady (January 11, 1940 – March 9, 2004) was an American journalist and author particularly known for his work on the civil rights movement in the American South. In 1968, he published Wallace, a biography of George Wallace, later described by contemporary Marc Cooper as "an instant classic".[1] His articles appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Life and Harper's, and he contributed to the American Broadcasting Company's news series Close Up and Nightline.[2]

Life and career

Frady was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 11, 1940.[3] His father was a minister in the Southern Baptist church.[4] In 1963, Frady received a bachelor's degree from Furman University, where he later joined the faculty as writer in residence.[2][3] He began as a journalist at Newsweek, later moving to the Saturday Evening Post and contributing to Harper's and Life.[3] Frady was married four times, to Susanne Barker (January 20, 1961 – October 1966), Gloria Mochel (November 10, 1966 – 1975), and Gudrun Barbara Schunk, whom he married on May 14, 1975 and in 1989 to Barbara Gandolfo-Frady who survived him. He had three children: Katrina, Carson, and Shannon.[5]

In addition to his print work, Frady was also active as a television journalist, contributing to the American Broadcasting Company's news series Close Up and Nightline.[2] In 1982, he won an Emmy for his work on a documentary about mercenaries, Soldiers of the Twilight.[6]

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