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James Thurber

James ThurberAKA James Grover Thurber

Born: 8-Dec-1894
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Died: 2-Nov-1961
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Aneurysm
Remains: Buried, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Short story writer and cartoonist

Father: Charles Leander Thurber (politician)
Mother: Mary Agnes Fisher
Brother: William (older)
Brother: Robert (younger)
Wife: Althea Adams (m. 20-May-1922, div. 25-May-1935)
Wife: Helen Muriel Wismer (m. 25-Jun-1935)
Daughter: Rosemary (b. 7-Oct-1931, by Althea)

    High School: East High School, Columbus, OH
    University: Ohio State University (until 1918, no degree)

    The New Yorker 1927-33
    The New York Evening Post
    Chicago Tribune
    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Missing Eye left, lost in archery accident
    Draft Deferment: World War I 4-F
    Brain Surgery
    Risk Factors: Blindness, Smoking

Author of books:
The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities (1931)
The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments (1932)
My Life and Hard Times (1933, memoir)
The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
Let Your Mind Alone! (1937)
The Last Flower (1939)
Men, Women and Dogs (1943)
The Great Quillow (1944, juvenile)
The White Deer (1945)
The Thurber Carnival (1945)
The Beast in Me and Other Animals (1948)
Thirteen Clocks
Thurber Country (1953)
Thurber on Humor (1953)
Thurber's Dogs (1955)
A Thurber Garland (1955)
Further Fables For Our Time (1956)
Alarms and Diversions (1957)
The Wonderful O (1957)
The Years With Ross (1959, biography)
Credos and Curios (1962)
Thurber & Company (1966)


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