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|Frederic Ogden Nash|
|Birthplace||Rye, New York|
Poet, author, lyricist
|Education||Harvard University (for 1 year)|
Nash, Ogden,1902–71, American poet, b. Rye, N.Y., studied at Harvard. He was popular for a wide assortment of witty and immensely quotable doggerel verses, ranging from urbane satire to absurdity in their subject and rhyme. For several decades his work appeared regularly in the New Yorker. Nash also wrote plays, e.g., One Touch of Venus (1943) in collaboration with Kurt WeillWeill, Kurt
, 1900–1950, German-American composer, b. Dessau, studied with Humperdinck and Busoni in Berlin. He first became known with the production of two short satirical surrealist operas, Der Protagonist (1926) and Der Zar lässt sich photographieren
..... Click the link for more information. and S. J. PerelmanPerelman, S. J.
(Sidney Joseph Perelman) , 1904–79, American comic writer, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. He entered the magazine world as a cartoonist for a New York weekly, soon turning from drawing to writing.
..... Click the link for more information. , and children's books. His collections include Hard Lines (1931), I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938), Selected Verse (1946), Versus (1949), The Private Dining Room (1953), You Can't Get There from Here (1957), Verses from 1929 On (1959), Everyone but Thee and Me (1962), and Bed Riddance (1970).
See biography by D. M. Parker (2005).