H Allen Smith

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Birthday
19, 1907
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 24, 1976 (68)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1907
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 24, 1976 (68)

About

An American journalist and humorist, he is known for Low Man on a Totem Pole, a World War II-era bestselling humor book. He published his autobiography, To Hell in a Handbasket, in 1962.

Before Fame

He dropped out of high school and began working for the Huntington Press in the early 1920s. He later worked as a feature writer for the New York World-Telegram.

Trivia

He claimed to have taken the first legal drink once Prohibition was repealed.

Family Life

He was born in Illinois and was raised in Ohio and Indiana. In 1927, he married Nelle Mae Simpson.

Associated With

He and Michael Herr both wrote for Esquire magazine.

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