Woollcott, Alexander

Woollcott, Alexander
 (1887–1943) American journalist and critic.

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  • Woollcott, Alexander — (1887 1943)    The critic, raconteur, and self styled cultural commentator may be best remembered as the inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the waspish, self indulgent title character of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart s* classic comedy, The Man …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Woollcott, Alexander — ▪ American author and critic born Jan. 19, 1887, Phalanx, N.J., U.S. died Jan. 23, 1943, New York City       American author, critic, and actor known for his acerbic wit. A large, portly man, he was the self appointed leader of the Algonquin… …   Universalium

  • Woollcott,Alexander — Wooll·cott (wo͝olʹkət, kŏt ), Alexander. 1887 1943. American drama critic and journalist whose collections of essays include While Rome Burns (1934) and Long, Long Ago (1943). * * * …   Universalium

  • Woollcott, Alexander (Humphreys) — (19 ene. 1887, Phalanx, N.J., EE.UU.–23 ene. 1943, Nueva York, N.Y.). Autor, crítico y actor estadounidense. Se integró al New York Times en 1909, y se transformó en crítico de teatro en 1914. Conocido por su ingenioso acerbo, se proclamó a sí… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Woollcott, Alexander (Humphreys) — born Jan. 19, 1887, Phalanx, N.J., U.S. died Jan. 23, 1943, New York, N.Y. U.S. author, critic, and actor. He joined the New York Times in 1909 and became its drama critic in 1914. Known for his acerbic wit, he became the self appointed leader of …   Universalium

  • Alexander Woollcott — fotografiado por Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Nombre real Alexander Humphreys Woollcott Nacimiento 19 de enero de 1887 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Alexander — Alexander, Christopher Alexander, islas de Alexander, sir Harold * * * (as used in expressions) William Alexander Abbott Agassiz, Alexander (Emmanuel Rodolphe) Alexander, archipiélago Alexander, Harold (Rupert Leofric George) Alexander, 1 conde… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Woollcott — Carl van Vechten: Alexander Woollcott, 1939 Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (* 19. Januar 1887 in Phalanx bei Red Bank, New Jersey; † 23. Januar 1943 in New York City, New York) war ein US …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alexander — /al ig zan deuhr, zahn /, n. (often cap.) a cocktail made with crème de cacao with gin or brandy (brandy alexander) and sweet cream. [1925 30; prob. after the proper name] * * * (as used in expressions) Agassiz Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe… …   Universalium

  • Alexander — /al ig zan deuhr, zahn /, n. 1. See Alexander the Great. 2. Also, Alexandros. Class. Myth. Homeric name for Paris. 3. Franz /frants, franz, frahnts/, 1891 1964, U.S. psychoanalyst, born in Hungary. 4. Grover Cleveland …   Universalium

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