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MacKinlay Kantor

Full name: Benjamin MacKinlay (Benjamin McKinlay-) Kantor
Gender: Male
Born: February 4, 1904 in Webster City, Iowa, United States
Died: October 11, 1977 in Sarasota, Florida, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


MacKinlay Kantor worked as the editor of the “Webster City Daily News” during his childhood. He had already written his first collection of poems at 17-years-old. During World War II, Kantor reported from London as a war correspondent for a Los Angeles newspaper. He then won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for his novel Andersonville, about the Confederate prison camp.

Kantor later worked as a major novelist and screenwriter. The films The Best Years of Our Lives which won 7 Oscars in 1946, Gettysburg and If the South Had Won the Civil War were made based on his scripts. His novels mainly focused on the American Civil War, and organized crime in 1920s Chicago.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Unknown Event United States USA AC

Mixed Literature, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC The Voice of Bugle Ann
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