Woollcott
biographical name Alexander 1887-1943 American writer

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  • 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

  • Woollcott — This picturesque and unusual name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a dialectal variant of the locational name Wollcotts, from a place so called in Somerset. The name is derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century wiella , meaning a spring, with …   Surnames reference

  • Woollcott — noun United States drama critic and journalist (1887 1943) • Syn: ↑Alexander Woollcott • Instance Hypernyms: ↑drama critic, ↑theater critic, ↑journalist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Woollcott — /wool keuht/, n. Alexander, 1887 1943, U.S. essayist and journalist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Woollcott — /ˈwʊlkɒt/ (say woolkot) noun Alexander, 1887–1943, US author and journalist …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 (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 — 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) — 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

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