Berkman, Ted

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Newspaperman, screenwriter, composer, and United Nations official.

Edward Oscar Berkman was born in 1914 and graduated from Cornell University Class of 1933. From 1943-1946 he served as an American Intelligence executive in the Middle East. He later became foreign correspondent for ABC and the Overseas News Agency. He was a screenwriter for several feature films, and won a Christopher Award for Paramount's "Fear Strikes Out." During World War II he was Balkan-Middle East Chief of the U.S. Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service, and afterward served as worldwide Director of Information for the U.N. Appeal for Children.

From the description of Ted Berkman papers, 1942-2001. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64071679

Edward O. Berkman was an intelligence analyst with the O.S.S. and a radio correspondent for the American Broadcasting Company during World War II, and later Educational Director at UNICEF.

He was born in 1914.

From the description of Ted Berkman papers, 1942-1948. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 467179067

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creatorOf Berkman, Ted. Ted Berkman papers, 1942-2001. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Berkman, Ted. Ted Berkman papers, 1942-1948. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ronald, James. "Studio one" -- A chance for happiness / by James Ronald. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
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associatedWith American Broadcasting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901- person
associatedWith Chesler, Phyllis person
associatedWith Foreman, Alexa L., person
associatedWith Hearst, Patricia, 1954- person
associatedWith Holtzmann, Fanny E. (Fanny Ellen), 1903-1980. person
associatedWith Laitin, Joseph, 1914- person
associatedWith Marcus, David, 1901-1948. person
associatedWith Murrow, Edward R. person
associatedWith Shaw, Artie, 1910- person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
associatedWith UNICEF. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Strategic Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903. person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements
Intelligence service
Israel--Arab War, 1973
Middle East
World War, 1939-1945--Journalists
Reporters and reporting
Radio broadcasting
Foreign correspondents
Radio journalists
War correspondents
Intelligence officers


Birth 1914-01-09

Death 2006-05-12




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