Newsweek Arts Critic Jack Kroll is Dead at 74

News   Newsweek Arts Critic Jack Kroll is Dead at 74 Arts writer and critic Jack Kroll, who covered theatre and much more during 35 years at Newsweek magazine, died June 8 in Manhattan, according to The New York Times.

Arts writer and critic Jack Kroll, who covered theatre and much more during 35 years at Newsweek magazine, died June 8 in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. The cause of death was colon cancer. Mr. Kroll was 74.

Mr. Kroll served as a writer, critic and editor at Newsweek over the years. He covered Broadway and major regional theatre and won a 1980 George Jean Nathan award for criticism. He also covered, books, movies, film and dance.

Mr. Kroll was born in New York City and was the son of Lester Kroll, a radio personality known under the name "Mr. Anthony" or John J. Anthony.

Mr. Kroll is survived by his wife, Joan Engels, a Newsweek photo editor, son Lawrence and daughter Sue, both of California.

-- By Kenneth Jones