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November 21, 1945: Humor He Wrote

American humorist Robert Benchley died on November 21, 1945, (born 1889) after a writing career that took him from the Harvard Lampoon to Vanity Fair… 324 more words

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When I'm Boring

I’m convinced that, deep inside, everybody thinks they are the wittiest conversationalist since Dorothy Parker held forth at the Algonquin Round Table.  They think their jokes are hilarious, their stories are riveting, and their lives are and should be the source of endless fascination.  328 more words

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A Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker

I didn’t know much about Dorothy Parker until I watched Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle a couple of years back and fell in love with Jennifer Jason Leigh’s performance and the amazing life of Dorothy Parker, with whom I strongly empathized. 302 more words

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