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List of Famous Magazine Editors

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List of famous magazine editors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top magazine editors in the world? This includes the most prominent magazine editors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable magazine editors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic magazine editors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned magazine editors.

This list is made up of many different people, including Annie Sprinkle and Edgar Allan Poe.

From reputable, prominent, and well known magazine editors to the lesser known magazine editors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the magazine editor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous magazine editors ever?" and "What are the names of famous magazine editors?" then you're in the right place. (33 items)

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    Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1809-1849)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Author, + more
    • Credits: Tales of Terror, Witchfinder General, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, + more
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    Annie M. Sprinkle is an American sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, writer and sex film producer. She received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 1986 and earned a doctorate in human sexuality from ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Magazine editor, Stripper, Sex Educator, Television Show Host, + more
    • Credits: My Father Is Coming, Mommy Is Coming, Annie, My Sexuality Is An Art Creation, Satan Was a Lady, + more
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    Dasari Narayana Rao, is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer, and lyricist. Most of his films emphasise social injustice, corruption ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: South India, Eurasia, Palakol, India, West Godavari district, + more
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Publisher, Politician, Journalist, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Ninaithale Inikkum, Vazhvey Maayam, Swarg Narak, Asha Jyoti, Meghasandesam, + more
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    Harriette Cole, is a life stylist, author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, motivational speaker, media trainer, magazine editor, lifestyle writer, wife and mother.more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Writer, + more
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    Douglas Kenney
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    Douglas C. Kenney was an American writer and actor who co-founded National Lampoon magazine in 1970. Kenney edited the magazine and wrote much of its early material.more

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    • Age: Died at 34 (1946-1980)
    • Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: National Lampoon's Animal House, Caddyshack
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    Ian Hislop
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    Ian David Hislop is a British journalist, satirist, writer, comedian, broadcaster and editor of the magazine Private Eye. He has appeared on many radio and television programmes, but is best known as a team captain on the BBC quiz show Have I Got News for You.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Mumbles, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Comedian, Screenwriter, Satirist, + more
    • Credits: Have I Got News for You, Gobble, A Bunch of Amateurs, My Dad's the Prime Minister, Not Forgotten, + more
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    Lauren Santo Domingo
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    Lauren Santo Domingo is a contributing editor at Vogue and the co-founder of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Socialite
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    Elmer Davis
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    Elmer Davis was a news reporter, author, the Director of the United States Office of War Information during World War II and a Peabody Award recipient.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1890-1958)
    • Birthplace: Aurora, Lawrenceburg Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Journalist, Freelance Writer, Author
    • Credits: Report from the Aleutians, My American Wife, The Golden Twenties
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    Aloysius Michael Sullivan was a United States poet, magazine editor, radio announcer and author of books on business ethics and philosophy. He is best known for his collection of poems, ‘’Songs of the Musconetcong’’, published in 1968.more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1896-1980)
    • Birthplace: Harrison, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Poet, Author, Radio personality
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    April Bernard
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    April Bernard is an American poet. She was born and raised in New England, and graduated from Harvard University. She has worked as a senior editor at Vanity Fair, Premiere, and Manhattan, inc. In the early 1990s, she taught at Amherst College. In Fall 2003, she was Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Poet, Professor
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    Dian Hanson began her publishing career as an American pornographic magazine editor, historian, and occasional model, helping found the 1970s hardcore journal Puritan, then moving on to Partner, OUI, Adult Cinema Review, Outlaw Biker and Big Butt, among others. She was most famously the editor of Juggs ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Historian, Model
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    • Profession: Magazine editor, Librarian, Author
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    Andy Capper is a journalist, magazine editor and film producer.more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Southport, Eurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, + more
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Journalist, Film Producer, Cinematographer, Film Director
    • Credits: Swansea Love Story, The Vice Guide To Liberia, Lil Bub & Friendz, Reincarnated, Roseboy, + more
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    • Profession: Magazine editor, Singer-songwriter, Disc jockey, Stand-up comedian
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    Kathleen Howard
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    Kathleen Howard was a Canadian-born opera singer, magazine editor and US film character actress from the mid-1930s through the 1940s. She spent her childhood in Buffalo, New York and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery there.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1884-1956)
    • Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
    • Profession: Opera Singer, Magazine editor, Actor
    • Credits: Laura, It's a Gift, Death Takes a Holiday, Cynthia, Miss Polly, + more
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    Hugh C. Weir was a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, author and screenwriter.more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1884-1934)
    • Birthplace: Vergennes, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Journalist, Screenwriter, Author
    • Credits: The Adventure of the Yellow Curl Papers, The Wolf of Debt
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    Michael Chiang is a prolific playwright and screenwriter in Singapore. He is known as "Singapore’s most famous and successful playwright". From 1990 to 2009, Chiang was the editorial director of Mediacorp Publishing, which publishes 8 Days. The playwright of Army Daze and Beauty World, Chiang had his ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Malaysia
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Playwright
    • Credits: Army Daze
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    Grace Coddington
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    Grace Coddington is the Vogue's creative director and manages the majority of photo shoots.more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Anglesey, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Picture editor, Model
    • Credits: In Vogue: The Editor's Eye
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    George Barkin is a newspaper and magazine editor, businessperson and scriptwriter.more

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    • Profession: Magazine editor, Businessperson, Screenwriter, Newspaper editor
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    Patrick Whitefield was a British permaculture teacher, designer, author, and consulting editor for Permaculture Magazine. He was regarded as one of the leading and pioneering permaculture authorities in Europe. He was born Patrick Vickers, in Devizes, Wiltshire, and grew up on a smallholding in Somerset ...more

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    • Profession: Magazine editor, Designer, Writer, Teacher
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