John J. O'Connor
John Joseph O'Connor
July 10, 1933
|Died||November 13, 2009 (aged 76)|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||City College of New York|
He began his career as a copy editor at The Wall Street Journal in 1959, later becoming the Journal's arts editor and theater and dance critic, in which capacity he continued at The New York Times. He served at the Times for 25 years, mostly as a television critic. O'Connor was diagnosed with lung cancer four weeks before his death at the age of 76. He died at his home in Manhattan.
- Gates, Anita (November 16, 2009). "John J. O'Connor, a Times TV Critic in Years of Industry Upheaval, Dies at 76". The New York Times.