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Damon Runyon

Damon RunyonAKA Alfred Damon Runyan

Born: 4-Oct-1884
Birthplace: Manhattan, KS
Died: 10-Dec-1946
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered by Eddie Rickenbacker by air over Broadway)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Guys and Dolls

Military service: US Army (Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteers, Philippines, 1898)

Changed his name from Runyan to Runyon due to a typographical error.

Father: Alfred Lee Runyan
Mother: Elizabeth Damon Runyan (d. 1891)
Wife: Ellen Egan
Daughter: Mary
Son: Damon, Jr.
Wife: Patrice Amati del Grande

    The Denver Post (1905)
    Pueblo Evening Press
    Tonsillectomy (1931)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
Tents of Trouble (1911, poetry)
Rhymes of the Firing Line (1912, poetry)
Guys and Dolls (1931, short stories)
Blue Plate Special (1934, short stories)
Money from Home (1935, short stories)

Wrote plays:
Lady for a Day (1933)
Little Miss Marker (1934)
A Slight Case of Murder (1938, based on Howard Lindsay's play)


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