Mary Ellin Berlin
November 25, 1926
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Spouse(s)||Marvin Barrett (1952–2006; his death)|
|Relatives||Clarence Mackay |
Mary Ellin Barrett (née Berlin; born November 25, 1926) is an American writer and the oldest daughter of Ellin (née Mackay) and composer Irving Berlin.
She grew up in New York City, where she attended the Brearley School. She then went to Barnard College, majoring in music. After graduation, she began to work for Time Magazine, where she met her future husband, Marvin Barrett. Mary Ellin was the book critic for Cosmopolitan Magazine, where she worked very closely with Helen Gurley Brown.
Barrett is the author of three novels: Castle Ugly was published in 1966, followed by An Accident of Love in 1973 and American Beauty in 1981. Her most recent publication is a memoir entitled Irving Berlin: a Daughter's Memoir, which was released in May 1995.
Barrett currently resides in New York City.
- "Books: No place for children". Time Magazine. 1966-12-30. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- "Article: Book World; To Stand Beside Her and Guide Her: Her Father, Irving Berlin". The Washington Post. 1994-12-19. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- Mary Ellin Barrett Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2011)
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