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Frank Gibney

Born: Sep 21, 1924

Death: Apr 9, 2006

Birthplace: Scranton

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Frank Gibney

Date of Birth : Sep 21, 1924
Date of Death : Apr 9, 2006
Birth Place : Scranton

Frank Bray Gibney was an American journalist, editor, writer and scholar. Gibney was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served as correspondent for Time, editor of Newsweek and Life, he was the vice chairman of the Board of Editors at Encyclop?dia Britannica and wrote or edited eleven books, most notably about Japan. During World War II, he worked as a naval interrogator at Iroquois Point near Pearl Harbor. His books include The Penkovsky Paper and The Pacific Century, which was later adapted into an Emmy Award-winning public television series. He was also the father of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, and is interviewed in Alex's documentary film Taxi to the Dark Side. In 1979, Gibney founded the Pacific Basin Institute, which moved to Pomona College in 1997.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Editor

Also known as

  • Frank B. Gibney
  • Frank Bray Gibney Jr.
  • Frank Bray Gibney
  • Prof. Frank Gibney


  • Alex Gibney
  • Thomas Gibney
  • Elise Gibney
  • Frank B. Gibney Jr.
  • Margot M. Gibney
  • Josephine Gibney
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