Larry Smith | Goodman Theatre

Artist Bio

Larry Smith

(Bio as of September 2005)

Larry Smith most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Beyond Glory during the 2005/2006 Season. Larry Smith was born in Michigan in 1940. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English in 1962 and began his newspaper career with The Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. He subsequently worked as a reporter and editor with five newspapers, including The New York Daily News and The New York Times. He joined Parade Magazine in 1981, serving as managing editor there for 19 years. His novel, The Original, was published by Herder & Herder, McGraw-Hill, in 1972. His July 4, 2000 interview with nine Medal of Honor recipients led to his oral history, Beyond Glory, Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words  (WW Norton, 2002). The book features first-person accounts by six recipients from World War II, seven from Korea and 11 from Vietnam, including Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska. A former president of the Overseas Press Club of America, Smith is also a member of the Explorer’s Club. He is at work on a book about the Marine Corps. Mr. Smith and his wife Dorthea have two daughters, Stacey and Jennifer.