Alexander Woollcott

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Birthday
19, 1887
Birthplace
Red Bank, NJ
Death Date
Jan 23, 1943 (56)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1887
Birthplace
Red Bank, NJ
Death Date
Jan 23, 1943 (56)

About

American critic and commentator for The New Yorker who also wrote extensive reviews of various Broadway shows.

Before Fame

He loved reading the books of Charles Dickens as a child.

Trivia

His review of the Marx Brothers' Broadway debut, I'll Say She Is, helped the group's career reach the next level and resulted in him becoming lifelong friends with Harpo Marx.

Family Life

He grew up with his brother, William Woollcott.

Associated With

He was a member of the famed Algonquin Round Table, a group of critics, actors, and writers who met every day for lunch in New York from 1919 to 1929 with Dorothy Parker.