James Thurber

Writer · Actor
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James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, children's book author, and celebrated wit. He was best known for his cartoons and short stories published mainly in The New Yorker magazine, such as "The Catbird Seat", and collected in his numerous books. He was one of the most popular humorists of his time,... read more

James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, children's book author, and celebrated wit. He was best known for his cartoons and short stories published mainly in The New Yorker magazine, such as "The Catbird Seat", and collected in his numerous books. He was one of the most popular humorists of his time, as he celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. He wrote the Broadway comedy The Male Animal in collaboration with his college friend Elliott Nugent; it was later adapted into a film starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. His short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has been adapted for film twice, once in 1947 and again in 2013.

Birth Name

James Grover Thurber

Born

Saturday, 08 December 1894

Died

Thursday, 02 November 1961

Actor Filmography

James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times Himself 2014
Public Speaking (archive footage) 2010
Small World Himself 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Omnibus Narrator (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma") 1952
Who Said That? Himself 1948
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times Himself 2014
Public Speaking (archive footage) 2010
Small World Himself 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Omnibus Narrator (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma") 1952
Who Said That? Himself 1948
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