James Thurber

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Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Nov 2, 1961 (66)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Nov 2, 1961 (66)

About

Cartoonist and author of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He won a special Tony Award for the adapted script of Carnival.

Before Fame

He worked as a code clerk during WWI at the Department of State, and the Embassy of the United States, Paris, France.

Trivia

He could not graduate from Ohio State in 1918 because his eyesight kept him from taking a mandatory ROTC test, but he was later awarded the degree in 1955.

Family Life

Had a daughter with his first wife Althea, and he married Helen Wismer in 1935.

Associated With

His work was admired by infamous Los Angeles poet Charles Bukowski.