BirthdayJanuary 19, 1887
BirthplacePhalanx, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Alexander Woollcott

    Full name: Alexander Woollcott
    Also known as: Alexander Woollcott, Woollcott, Alexander
    Education: Hamilton College (New York)
    Professions: American critic
    Occupation: Drama critic, essayist, playwright, editor, actor, raconteur, radio personality

  2. Alexander Woollcott Known for

    Five Times Five (1939), The Man with Two Faces (1934), Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin (1998), Bobbed Hair (1925)

  3. Alexander Woollcott Death information

    Died: Saturday, 23rd of January, 1943 (Age: 56)

  4. Alexander Woollcott Biography

    Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (January 19, 1887 – January 23, 1943) was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table.He was the inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the main character in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939) by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and for the far less likable character Waldo Lydecker in the film Laura (1944). He was convinced he was the inspiration for Rex Stout's brilliant detective Nero Wolfe, but Stout, although he was friendly to Woollcott, said there was nothing to that idea.

  5. Alexander Woollcott Family

    Siblings: Walter Woollcott , Frances Grey Bucklin Woollcott , William W. Woollcott

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