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 Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan

Birth
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 26 Jul 1980 (aged 53)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Holywell, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Memorial ID 10669 · View Source
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British theatre critic and author. Educated in Oxford, in 1952 he started working as a theatre critic for London newspapers. When Laurence Olivier became the Royal National Theatre's artistic director, he employed Tynan as a full-time literary manager. Tynan also tried performing on TV, attracting much attention by using the "f" word for the first time ever on television. This was the act that damaged his career. Tynan was fiercely against censorship and determined to break taboos, but his career had suffered. In 1976 he decided to move to California. In his last years, he wrote articles, most notably for The New Yorker, and several books and diaries. Tynan died in Santa Monica, California, of pulmonary emphysema.

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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10669
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth Tynan (2 Apr 1927–26 Jul 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10669, citing St Cross Churchyard, Holywell, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .