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James Thurber

Born: Dec 8, 1894

Death: Nov 2, 1961

Birthplace: Columbus

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

James Thurber

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1894
Date of Death : Nov 2, 1961
Birth Place : Columbus

James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine and collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. In collaboration with his college friend, Elliott Nugent, he wrote the Broadway comedy, The Male Animal, later adapted into a film, which starred Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Cartoonist
  • Humorist

Also known as

  • James Grover Thurber


  • Mary Agnes Fisher Thurber
  • Charles L. Thurber


  • Helen Wismer Thurber
  • Althea Adams Thurber


  • Rosemary Thurber

Awards Won

  • Special Tony Award
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