Friede, DonaldVariant names
Literary agent and publisher.
From the description of Papers, 1919-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28415913
From the description of Donald Friede papers, 1919-1980 (bulk 1925-1965). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069032
1901, May 12:
Born, New York, N.Y.
1901- circa 1915: Lived in Europe and Japan
Returned to New York from Russia
Expelled from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Expelled from Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Expelled from Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Inherited fortune upon death of father
1920- 1923: Held positions in the banking, tobacco, retail, locomotive works, and message-exchange industries
Married Grace Abrams (divorced 1923)
Stock clerk, Alfred A. Knopf publishing firm; left Knopf to join Boni and Liveright publishing firm as an assistant
Invested in Boni and Liveright; became first vice-president Married Evelyn Johnson (divorced 1929)
Arrested in Boston, Mass., on charges of selling an obscene book to undercover police agents
Withdrew investment in Boni and Liveright and left the firm Formed the publishing firm of Covici, Friede, Inc., in partnership with Pascal Covici
Married Anna Fleischer (divorced 1936)
1936- 1937: Story editor, Zeppo Marx Agency
Covici, Friede, Inc., declared bankrupt in New York
Married Carol Zerbe (divorced 1943)
Authored newspaper column about books for The Hollywood Reporter
1940- 1942: Story editor, Myron Selznick and Co.
1942- 1943: Served in United States Army in air corps and as intelligence officer
1943- 1947: Story editor, A & S Lyons
Married Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (divorced 1951)
Coauthored with H. Bedford-Jones (pseud. Donald F. Bedford) John Barry, New York: Creative Age Press
1947- 1948: Story editor, Ralph Blum Corp.
Published memoir, The Mechanical Angel: His Adventures and Enterprises in the Glittering 1920's, New York: A. A. Knopf
1950- 1951: Literary agent for AFG Literary Agency; hosted television show about books
Married Eleanor Kask
1952- 1953: Coordinated "Centennial Editions" project for the Literary Guild Editor, World Publishing Co.
Senior editor, Prentice-Hall
Senior editor, Doubleday and Co.
1965, May 30:
Died, Bridgehampton, Long Island, N.Y.
From the guide to the Donald Friede Papers, 1919-1980, (bulk 1925-1965), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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|American literature--20th century|
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|Literary agents--United States|