Dave Barry Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
American humorist, author, syndicated columnist and blogger Dave Barry was born on the 3 July 1947 in Armonk, New York.
Dave Barry graduated from Pleasantville High School and then obtained a B.A. from Haverford College (1969).
Rise To Fame
When he was working as a journalist in the early 1970s, Barry began writing a weekly column which quickly gained popularity. He then joined the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania (1971-1974). Working for Burger Associates entailed teaching writing skills to people in business.
In 1981, his guest column in the Philadelphia Inquirer led to his appointment as a humor columnist with the Miami Herald Sun, writing for the magazine Tropic. His column was then nationally syndicated. Barry’s first novel Big Trouble (1999) was made into a film. He went on to have a prolific writing career publishing novels as well as non-fiction.
Awards And Achievements
The recipient of numerous awards, Barry was presented with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2005) and the Fairfax Prize (2013).
During the Vietnam (1955-1975) War Barry was a religious conscientious objector.
His first wife was Lois Shelnutt whom he married in 1969. In 1976 he married Beth Lenox, and they had a son together, Robert b.1980 before divorcing in 1993. Barry married for the third time in 1996, and his wife is Michelle Kaufman. They have a daughter Sophie b. 2000.