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Alexander Woollcott

Alexander WoollcottAKA Alexander Humphreys Woollcott

Born: 18-Jan-1887
Birthplace: Phalanx, NJ
Died: 23-Jan-1943
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Man Who Came to Dinner

Military service: US Army (1917-18)

Gossipy drama critic, inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Inventor of the mixed drink, Brandy Alexander.

"Reading Proust is like bathing in someone else's dirty water."

    University: Hamilton College (1909)

    The New York World Drama Critic (1925-28)
    The New Yorker Drama Critic (1914-22)
    The New York Times (1909-14)
    Stars and Stripes Reporter and Essayist
    Dutch Treat Club (1921-43)
    Algonquin Round Table

    Babes on Broadway (31-Dec-1941) · Himself
    The Scoundrel (30-Apr-1935)

Author of books:
Mrs. Fiske: Her Views on Actors, Acting, and the Problems of Production (1917)
The Command is Forward (1919, essays, from Stars and Stripes)
Shouts and Murmurs (1922, essays, on the theater)
Enchanted Aisles (1924, essays, on the theater)
The Story of Irving Berlin (1925, biography)
Going to Pieces (1928, sketches, on the theater)
Two Gentlemen and a Lady (1928)
While Rome Burns (1934, essays)
The Woollcott Reader (1935, anthology, editor)
Woollcott's Second Reader (1937, anthology, editor)
Long Long Ago (1943, essays)
The Letters of Alexander Woollcott (1944, letters)
he Portable Woollcott (1946, anthology)

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