Don Marquis

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Birthday
28, 1878
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 16, 1937 (58)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1878
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 16, 1937 (58)

About

Poet, author, and journalist remembered for creating the humorous "Archy" and "Mehitabel" newspaper columns. He also invented a character known as "the Old Soak" who inspired several books, a play, and two films.

Before Fame

He was an editorial writer for The Atlanta Journal at the start of his career.

Trivia

He was known for such creatively-titled works as Love Sonnets of a Cave Man and When the Turtles Sing.

Family Life

He married actress Marjorie Potts Vonnegut following the death of his first wife, Reina Melcher.

Associated With

He and Army Archerd were both newspaper columnists.

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