Thursday January 13th 2011

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Thought for the Day

“There is no such thing in anyone’s life
as an unimportant day.”

~ Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Woolcott*Alexander Humphreys Woollcott

Born: January 19, 1887
Died: January 23, 1943

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,[1] and for the far less likable character Waldo Lydecker in the classic film Laura (1944). He claimed to be 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.


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