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Alexander Woollcott was born in Colts Neck Township, New Jersey, USA, on January 19, 1887.
Alexander Woollcott wrote 'Shouts And Murmurs' for The New Yorker from 1929-1934. He was banned from reviewing Broadway shows for a while due to his severely bitter prose.
Alexander Woollcott was the leader of the Algonquin round table. Alexander Woollcott had a friend named Dorothy parker they met in 1919. He made his Broadway debut in the year 1939, co-wrote two Broadway shows, and appeared in two.
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Alexander Woollcott was 56 years old when he died.
Alexander Woollcott's full name was Alexander Humphreys Woollcott. His parents are Walter Woollcott and Frances Grey Bucklin Woollcott. His sibling is William Woollcott.
Alexander Woollcott stayed with his family in Philadelphia, where he did his schooling at Central high school. His high school teacher Sophie Rosenberger was his real inspiration with whom he had contact till her end. She inspired him in his literary effort.
Alexander Woollcott graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, with the help of his family friend in 1909. He started his career in The New York Times as a cub reporter in early 1909. He was a drama critic from 1914 to 1922. Then he took a break to serve in World War I.
In his early twenties, Alexander Woollcott was affected by mumps that left him impotent, so he never married or had children.
Alexander's book 'While Rome Burns' was one of the twentieth century's 52 best books. Alexander Woollcott was heard on CBS radio in 1929, where he reviewed different books in various timeslots. By the end of his life, the American critic semi-retired to Neshobe Island in Vermont, which he owned. Woollcott also described himself as the best writer in America.
Alexander Woollcott's extensive reviews about their Broadway debut 'I'll Say She Is' helped him attain stardom. Alexander Woollcott was also an inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the main character of the man who came to dinner.
Alexander Woollcott's last radio broadcast was on January 23, 1943. He was a participant in the Writer's War board panel. Alexander Woollcott had told people he was not well but continued his remarks on Hitler. He got a heart attack and was hospitalized at New York's Roosevelt Hospital; he died after a cerebral hemorrhage four days after his 56th birthday. Alexander Woollcott was buried in New York at his alma mater, Hamilton College.
Alexander Woollcott loves to read Charles Dickens books and has an interest in crime writing.
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