Gerald Nachman

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This article is about Oakland-raised entertainment journalist. For Pittsburgh-raised police and politics journalist, see Jerry Nachman.

Gerald Weil Nachman, born January 13, 1938, is a San Francisco journalist and author.[1]



  • 1963 TV writer for the San Jose Mercury News.[3]
  • 1963-1966 feature writer for the New York Post
  • 1966-1971 theater and film writer for the Oakland Tribune
  • 1972–1979 columnist, syndicated by the New York Daily News[4][5]
  • 1979-1993 entertainment and theater writer for the San Francisco Chronicle.[6]
  • ?-present panelist, Minds Over Matter, KALW[7][8]


  • ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, for columns on Broadway lyricists
  • New York Newspaper Guild Page One Award, for humor writing



  • Playing House (Doubleday)

Humor Anthologies

  • Out on a Whim (Doubleday)
  • The Fragile Bachelor (Ten Speed Press)


  • Raised on Radio, (Pantheon) 1998
  • Seriously Funny, (Pantheon) 2003[9][10]
  • Right Here on Our Stage Tonight!, (University of California Press) 2009

Musical Comedy Revues

  • Quirks (1979)
  • Aftershocks (1993)
  • New Wrinkles (2002)[11]


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