Jack Anderson, longtime dance critic for The New York Times, dies at 88


Jack Anderson, a writer on dance for The New York Times for about five decades who combined a historian’s learnedness with an enthusiast’s ardor for what was new and surprising, died on Friday, Oct. 20, in Manhattan. He was 88.

His death, at a hospital, was confirmed by his husband and sole survivor, George Dorris, who said the cause was sepsis.

Mr. Anderson, who wrote about 4,000 essays, reviews and other articles for The Times, found an opportunity to expound his philosophy of dance in 1990.

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