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Algonquin Round Table

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1920s circle of literary figures who met daily for lunch at New York City's Algonquin Hotel.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Franklin Pierce Adams
Columnist
15-Nov-1881 23-Mar-1960 New York columnist, The Conning Tower
Robert Benchley
Author
15-Sep-1889 21-Nov-1945 Humorist and screenwriter
Heywood Broun
Journalist
7-Dec-1888 18-Dec-1939 Muckraking reporter of the 1920s and '30s
Marc Connelly
Playwright
13-Dec-1890 21-Dec-1980 The Green Pastures
Edna Ferber
Novelist
15-Aug-1885 16-Apr-1968 Show Boat and Giant
Ruth Hale
Activist
1886 18-Sep-1933 Maiden name crusader
George S. Kaufman
Playwright
16-Nov-1889 2-Jun-1961 You Can't Take It With You
Harpo Marx
Actor
23-Nov-1888 28-Sep-1964 Silent harp-playing Marx Brother
Dorothy Parker
Author
22-Aug-1893 7-Jun-1967 Constant Reader known for acerbic quips
Harold W. Ross
Publisher
6-Nov-1892 6-Dec-1951 Founder of The New Yorker
Robert E. Sherwood
Playwright
4-Apr-1896 14-Nov-1955 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Donald Ogden Stewart
Author
30-Nov-1894 2-Aug-1980 The Philadelphia Story
Alexander Woollcott
Critic
18-Jan-1887 23-Jan-1943 The Man Who Came to Dinner


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