James Thurber facts for kids
|Born||James Grover Thurber
December 8, 1894
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||November 2, 1961
New York City, U.S.
|Genres||short stories, cartoons, essays|
|Notable work(s)||My Life and Hard Times,
My World and Welcome to It
James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894–November 2, 1961) was a U.S. humorist and cartoonist. Thurber was best known for his contributions (both cartoons and short stories) to The New Yorker magazine. He was one of the most popular cartoonists of his time, and became well known for his simple drawings and cartoons.
A network television show based on Thurber's writings and life entitled My World and Welcome to It was broadcast from 1969 to 1970, starring William Windom as the Thurber figure. Windom went on to perform Thurber's work in his one-man stage performances.
Thurber died at age 66 in New York City. An annual award, The Thurber Prize, begun in 1966, honors outstanding examples of American humor.
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Thurber's house in Columbus
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