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James Thurber
Born James Grover Thurber
(1894-12-08)December 8, 1894
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Died November 2, 1961(1961-11-02) (aged 66)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Humorist
Nationality American
Period 1894–1961
Genres short stories, cartoons, essays
Subjects humor, language
Notable work(s) My Life and Hard Times,
My World and Welcome to It

James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894November 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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