Duncan Hines

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Birthday
26, 1880
Birthplace
Bowling Green, KY
Death Date
Mar 15, 1959 (78)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1880
Birthplace
Bowling Green, KY
Death Date
Mar 15, 1959 (78)

About

The creator of some of the first standardized consumer reviews of restaurants, he published Adventures in Good Eating in 1935. He also wrote a syndicated newspaper food column.

Before Fame

His work as a traveling salesman allowed him to sample a variety of restaurants all over the U.S. His notes on these experiences formed the basis for his popular paperback book, Adventures in Good Eating.

Trivia

After his restaurant book proved a phenomenal success, he published a similar collection of notes on hotels and motels.

Family Life

He was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He died of lung cancer in his hometown.

Associated With

He was a challenger on To Tell Truth, the popular quiz show of the age, which featured prominent Hollywood actresses like Kitty Carlisle as panelists.