Alexander Woollcott


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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 ... more »

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  • ''All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.''
    Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943), U.S. columnist, critic. Quoted in The Algonquin Wits, ed. Robert E. Drennan (1968).
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