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Charles Van Doren

American academic

Charles Lincoln Van Doren (February 12, 1926 – April 9, 2019)[1] was an American writer and editor. He was known for being involved in a television quiz show scandal in the 1950s.

Charles Van Doren
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Charles Van Doren in 1959
Born
Charles Lincoln Van Doren

(1926-02-12)February 12, 1926
DiedApril 9, 2019(2019-04-09) (aged 93)
Alma materSt. John's College
Columbia University
OccupationWriter and editor
Known for1950s quiz show scandals
Parent(s)Mark Van Doren
Dorothy Van Doren

In 1959 he testified before the United States Congress that he had been given the correct answers by the producers of the show Twenty-One. He was fired by NBC, he joined the Encyclopedia Britannica in 1959, becoming a vice president and writing and editing many books before retiring in 1982.

Van Doren died in a retirement community in Canaan, Connecticut on April 9, 2019 at the age of 93.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 McFadden, Robert D. (10 April 2019). "Charles Van Doren, a Quiz Show Whiz Who Wasn't, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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