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Charles Van Doren
Charles Van Doren in 1959
Charles Lincoln Van Doren
February 12, 1926
New York City, U.S.
|Died||April 9, 2019
|Alma mater||St. John's College
|Occupation||Writer and editor|
|Known for||1950s quiz show scandals|
|Parent(s)||Mark Van Doren
Dorothy Van Doren
Charles Lincoln Van Doren (February 12, 1926 – April 9, 2019) was an American writer and editor. He was known for being involved in a television quiz show scandal in the 1950s.
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.
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