Lawrence Van Gelder was born on February 17, 1933, and died on March 11, 2016.
He was an American journalist and instructor in journalism.
He has worked at several different New York City-based newspapers in his long career.
Up until 2010, Gelder was senior editor of the Arts and Leisure weekly section of The New York Times as well as a film critic.
Other than the newspapers for which Van Gelder has worked are the New York Daily Mirror, the New York Journal-American and the World-Journal-Tribune.
Lawrence Van Gelder passed away at 83 yrs old due to leiomyosarcoma.