Professor Emerita of English
Degrees: PHD, 1969, CUNY City Coll; MA, 1962, New York Univ; BA, 1951, CUNY Brooklyn Coll
Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English specializing in twentieth-century American literature. She also teaches film studies in the School of Communication. She is Executive Director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, and has edited or authored six books and many essays on Fitzgerald including The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald,/i> and F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Illustrated Life. She has also published on Ernest Hemingway, the Hollywood Ten, and J. D. Salinger, as well as on film directors Billy Wilder and Vittorio de Sica. Her interest in popular culture has resulted in editing books with essays on Frank Sinatra and on Bing Crosby. She recently published a biography of singer/actor Dick Haymes, and is currently under contract for a biography of singer/actor Gordon MacRae.