Don Marquis Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Don Marquis

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Biography Of Don Marquis
Real Name Don Marquis
Profession Journalists, Writers
Nick Name Don Marquis
Nationality American
Personal life of Don Marquis
Born on 29 July 1878
Birthday 29th July
Died At Age 59
Sun Sign Leo
Born in Walnut, Illinois
Died on 29 December 1937
Place of death New York City
Family Background of Don Marquis
Father James
Siblings David
Spouses/Partners Reina Melcher, Marjorie Potts Vonnegut
Children Robert (1915-1921), Barbara (1918-1931)
Education Walnut High School Knox Academy
Personal Fact of Don Marquis

Don Marquis was a renowned newspaper columnist, journalist and novelist of America. Some of his books include Cruise of the Jasper B, Pandora Lifts the Lid and so on. As a skilled humorist, he introduced popular characters like Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the Alley Cat to express his opinion on various issues in a humorous way. In an attempt to ridicule the U.S. Constitution’s amendment regarding prohibition of sale and consumption of alcoholic products, he created the character of Old Soak through his Sun Dial column of The Evening Sun newspaper.

This specific column became popular for its perfect combination of quips, commentary and humorous verse. Through this column, he ridiculed several personalities of that era. The character of Old Soak became so popular that a Broadway play was made on it. Moreover, this fictional character acted as an inspiration for a silent film, talkie and a radio drama.

He became a finalist for three times for the O. Henry Memorial Prize for his remarkable creation of short fiction. As author of 35 books, he co-wrote for the films like The Spots Pages, Shinbone Alley, The Good Old Soak and Skippy. The story of the film The Cruise of the Jasper B is loosely based on one of his novels.

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