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Tom Prideaux

Tom Prideaux, a theater critic and former senior editor of Life magazine, died March 8 in New York.

He was 85.

Prideaux joined Life in 1938. He wrote most of its theater reviews and directed its entertainment department until his 1970 retirement.

He wrote several books, including a biography of actress Ellen Terry, “Love of Nothing,” and “World Theater in Pictures.”

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