Christopher Cox

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Christopher Cox


United States

Birth - Death

1949 - 1990




Cofounder of 'Violet Quill', a collection of gay male writers and novelists. Later went on to become senior editor of Ballantine Books, and formerly E.P. Dutton. Wrote freelance articles and reviews for the Soho Weekly News (published between 1974 and 1982) and other papers and magazines. Author of the book, 'A Key West Companion' (1983), and his short study of photographer Dorothea Lange was published by Aperture in 1987. Theatre actor, notably in 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. Theatre director of the New Play Series and the Writers Workshop at the Joseph Jefferson Theatre Company. Birth name was Ray Cox Jr - Cox took Christopher as his professional name in 1970, he wrote to his friend Steven Beil, because when he went to join the Actors' Equity labor union there was a Ray Cox already enrolled. Died of AIDS.

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