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List of famous male magazine editors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male magazine editors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being magazine editors. There are thousand of males working as magazine editors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic magazine editors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a magazine editor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of a variety of people, including John G. Geer and Aloysius Michael Sullivan.

While this isn't a list of all male magazine editors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male magazine editors?" and "Who are the best male magazine editors?"
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Magazine Editors
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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 detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Born in Boston, Poe was the second child of two actors. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. Thus ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 40 (1809-1849)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Dasari Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Magazine Editors
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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 and gender discrimination. He has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards, and six Filmfare Awards South. Besides graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions. During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages. He holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films. He directed films like Tandra ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Palakol, India

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Douglas Kenney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Magazine Editors
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 34 (1946-1980)

Birthplace: USA, Florida, West Palm Beach

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Ian Hislop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Magazine Editors
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Mumbles, United Kingdom

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