William J Mann

  Male      American      Novelist

About Author

William J. Mann is an American novelist, biographer, and Hollywood historian best known for his studies of Hollywood and the American film industry, especially his 2006 biography of Katharine Hepburn, Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn. Kate was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006 by The New York Times.

Mann was born in Connecticut and, after working briefly as a Capitol Hill aide, received his Master's degree at Wesleyan University.

He got his start as a journalist at the now-defunct Hartford Monthly magazine. He freelanced for, among others, Architectural Digest, Connecticut magazine, Men’s Fitness, Frontiers (Los Angeles), and The Boston Phoenix. From 1992 to 1995, Mann was co-publisher of Metroline magazine, a gay-lesbian newsmagazine based in Hartford, Connecticut...

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