The American journalist, narrator, and writer, Russell Baker is known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography Growing Up which was released in 1982. The astounding writer passed away on 22nd January 2019 at the age of 93. As per various sources, he was able to amass huge payrolls and maintain a stable net worth.
As per his relationships, Russell was a married man and a father of three children. He and his wife, Miriam Emily Nash were together since 1950.
- Full Name : Russell Wayne Baker
- Birth Date : August 14, 1925
- Birth place : Morrisonville, Virginia, United States
- Wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Baker
Russell Baker: Personal Life
Russell Baker was born in the Morrisonville, Virginia, United States on the 14th of August, 1925. He was raised by his parents, Benjamin Rex Baker and Lucy Elizabeth. It is known that his father passed away when he was just 5 years old.
As per his schooling, he earned a bachelor degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and graduated in 1947. However, his passion for writing brewed way before he joined the university when he was just eleven. He believed: “what writers did couldn’t even be classified as work.”
Baker holds American nationality and his zodiac sign is Leo. However, his ethnicity remains unknown.
As per his relationships, he married Miriam Emily Nash. The couple walked down the aisle together in the year 1950. Prior to the marriage, the duo welcomed their three children: Kathleen, Allen, and Michael.
Russell Baker, 93, was reported dead on Monday, 22nd January 2019 at his home. The cause of death was reported to be complications after a fall.
- Nationality : American
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- Hometown : Morrisonville
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- Education : Johns Hopkins University
- Wife : Miriam Emily Nash
- Children : Kathleen, Allen, and Michael
- Parents : Benjamin Rex Baker and Lucy Elizabeth
Russell Baker: Professional Life
The multi-talented Russell Baker is known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography Growing Up which was released in 1982. He is also known for his distinguished commentary for his Observer columns. It covered several topics including politics which led him to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1979.
However, he started by hosting the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre from 1992 to 2004. He worked for the New York Times for eight years all the while covering topics related to the White House, United States Congress, and the United States Department of State.
In addition, he was a part of the musical play named Home Again, Home Again, that starred Ronny Cox as he was the writer of the libretto. He has also been a part of other projects including Ric Burns documentary The Way West, which he narrated for PBS’ American Experience.
Baker is also an accomplished author who has published/edited seventeen books that did very well including, An American in Washington(1961), No Cause for Panic (1964), Poor Russell’s Almanac (1972), Looking Back: Heroes, Rascals, and Other Icons of the American Imagination (2002). He has also published a sequel to his award-winning autobiography named, The Good Times in 1989.
The late writer enjoyed a long and a much-deserved successful career, to say the least.
- Profession : Journalist, Host, Writer
- Worked for : The New York Times, Masterpiece Theatre, etc
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Russell Baker: Net worth and Salary
Being a renowned host along with a successful author, Russell Baker was able to amass huge payrolls. However, his total net worth is currently under review as of 2018.
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Russell Baker: Social Media
To connect with her fandom, Russell Baker was active on all his social media accounts. With his charismatic personality and successful career, he was able to win the heart of many.