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James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright

James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. He was best known for his cartoons and short stories published mainly in The New Yorker magazine, such as "The Catbird Seat", and collected in his numerous books. He was one of the most popular humorists of his time, as he celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. He wrote the Broadway comedy The Male Animal in collaboration with his college friend Elliott Nugent; it was later adapted into a film starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. His short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has been adapted for film twice, once in 1947 and again in 2013.

Alexandre Thurber was an industrialist and political figure in Quebec. He represented Chambly in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1923 to 1931 and from 1935 to 1936 as a Liberal.

Charles Thurber was a black man lynched in Grand Forks, North Dakota on October 24, 1882. No monument exists at the site of the lynching, which took place on the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway bridge over the Red River between Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

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Thurber, Texas United States national historic site

Thurber is an unincorporated community in Erath County, Texas, United States, located 75 miles west of Fort Worth. It was, between 1888 and 1921, one of the largest producers of bituminous coal in Texas and the largest company town in the state, with a population of over 10,000. The population of the community is 48 per the 2010 United States Census.

Thurber House United States national historic site

Thurber House is a literary center for readers and writers located in Columbus, Ohio, in the historic former home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber. Thurber House is dedicated to promoting the literary arts by presenting quality literary programming; increasing the awareness of literature as a significant art form; promoting excellence in writing; providing support for literary artists; and commemorating Thurber's literary and artistic achievements. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as James Thurber House.

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<i>My World and Welcome to It</i> book and sitcom

My World ... and Welcome to It is an American half-hour television sitcom based on the humor and cartoons of James Thurber. It starred William Windom as John Monroe, a Thurber-like writer and cartoonist who works for a magazine closely resembling The New Yorker called The Manhattanite. Wry, fanciful and curmudgeonly, Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia. Monroe's frequent daydreams and fantasies are usually based on Thurber material. My World — And Welcome To It is the name of a book of illustrated stories and essays, also by James Thurber.

Harold Ross American journalist

Harold Wallace Ross was an American journalist who co-founded The New Yorker magazine in 1925 and served as its editor-in-chief from its inception until his death.

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1939) is a short story by James Thurber. The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It. It has since been reprinted in James Thurber: Writings and Drawings, is available on-line on the New Yorker website, and is one of the most anthologized short stories in American literature. The story is considered one of Thurber's "acknowledged masterpieces". It was made into a 1947 movie of the same name, with Danny Kaye in the title role, though the movie is very different from the original story. It was also adapted into a 2013 film, which is again very different from the original.

Candace Wheeler American interior designer

Candace Wheeler, often credited as the "mother" of interior design, was one of America's first woman interior and textile designers. She is famous for helping to open the field of interior design to women, supporting craftswomen, and for encouraging a new style of American design. She founded both the Society of Decorative Art in New York City (1877) and the New York Exchange for Women's Work (1878).

James A. Thurber American political scientist

James Allen Thurber is James A. Thurber is University Distinguished Professor of Government and Founder (1979) and Former Director (1979-2016) of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies ( and Affiliate Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University, Washington, D.C. He is author or editor of numerous books and more than 90 articles and chapters on Congress, the U.S. presidency, interest groups and lobbying, and campaigns and elections. His four most recent books are: Campaigns and Elections, American Style, Congress and Diaspora Politics: The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying , American Gridlock: The Sources, Character and Impact of Political Polarization and Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations (2017, 6th Ed.). He is also an author or editor of Obama in Office (2011), Congress and the Internet, The Battle for Congress: Consultants, Candidates, and Voters (2001), Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections, Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections (2000), Remaking Congress: The Politics of Congressional Stability and Change, Divided Democracy: Cooperation and Conflict Between Presidents and Congress (1991), and Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide.

The Unicorn in the Garden

"The Unicorn in the Garden" is a short story written by James Thurber. One of the most famous of Thurber's humorous modern fables, it first appeared in The New Yorker on October 21, 1939; and was first collected in his book Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated. The fable has since been reprinted in The Thurber Carnival, James Thurber: Writings and Drawings, The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, and other publications. It is taught in literature and rhetoric courses.

The Thurber Prize for American Humor, named after American humorist James Thurber, recognizes outstanding contributions in humor writing. The prize is given out by the Thurber House. It was first awarded irregularly, but since 2004 has been bestowed annually. In 2015, the finalists were for the first time, all women.

MacDonnell, Macdonnell, or McDonnell is a surname of Scottish and Irish origin. It is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name "Mac Domhnaill", which means son of Donald. The name Donald or Domhnall is ultimately derived from the Proto-Celtic word elements dubno ("world") and val ("rule").The name is a variant other Clan Donald surnames such as Macdonald, McConnell and Donaldson. McDonnells are found in both Irish and Scottish nobility, and have held an important role in the history of both countries.

<i>The Secret Life of Walter Mitty</i> (1947 film) 1947 film by Norman Z. McLeod

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 1947 Technicolor comedy film, loosely based on the short story of the same name by James Thurber. The film stars Danny Kaye as a young daydreaming proofreader for a magazine publishing firm and Virginia Mayo as the girl of his dreams. The film was adapted for the screen by Ken Englund, Everett Freeman, and Philip Rapp, and directed by Norman Z. McLeod.

Sandy Hook, Connecticut Village in Connecticut, United States

Sandy Hook is a village in the town of Newtown, Connecticut. Sandy Hook was founded in 1711.

Lucy Thurber American playwright

Lucy Thurber is an American playwright based in New York City. She is the recipient of the first Gary Bonasorte Memorial Prize for Playwriting, a Lilly Award and a 2014 OBIE Award for The Hill Town Plays.

Philip Duffield Stong was an American author, journalist and Hollywood scenarist. He is best known for the novel State Fair, which was adapted as a film three times and as a Broadway musical in 1996.

Kelly (surname) Surname list

Kelly is a surname in the English language. The name has numerous origins. In some cases it is derived from toponyms located in Ireland and Great Britain, in other cases it is derived from patronyms in the Irish language.

Mary Petty illustrator

Mary Petty was an illustrator of books and magazines best remembered for a series of covers done for The New Yorker featuring her invented Peabody family.

<i>The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí</i> book by Salvador Dalí

The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí is an autobiography by the internationally renowned artist Salvador Dalí published in 1942 by Dial Press. The book was written in French and translated into English by Haakon Chevalier. It covers his family history, his early life, and his early work up through the 1930s, concluding just after Dalí's return to Catholicism and just before the global outbreak of the Second World War. The book is over 400 pages long and contains numerous detailed illustrations. It has attracted both editorial praise as well as criticism, notably from George Orwell.

Jefferson G. Thurber was a Democratic politician from Michigan who served in both houses of the Michigan Legislature.

George Thurber was a United States naturalist and writer. He had a special interest in grasses of the United States.