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"At 83 Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else's." -- Alexander Woollcott
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 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.

Woollcott's review of the Marx Brothers' Broadway debut, I'll Say She Is, helped the group's career from mere success to superstardom and started a life-long friendship with Harpo Marx. Harpo's two adopted sons, William (Bill) Woollcott Marx and Alexander Marx, are named after Aleck and his brother Billy Woollcott.

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Total Books: 24
The Command Is Forward Tales of the AEF Battlefields As They Appeared in the Stars and Stripes
Shouts and Murmurs Echoes of a Thousand and One First Nights
2010 - Shouts and Murmurs Echoes of a Thousand and One First Nights (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141276301
ISBN-10: 1141276305
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Mrs Fiske Her Views on Actors Acting and the Problems of Production Recorded by Alexander Woollcott
Mr Dickens Goes To The Play
2009 - Mr Dickens Goes to the Play [1922] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120810939
ISBN-10: 1120810930
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Shouts and murmurs
2009 - Shouts and Murmurs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217993050
ISBN-10: 0217993052
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mr Dickens Goes to the Play -1922
2009 - Mr Dickens Goes to the Play -1922 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112258251
ISBN-10: 1112258256
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The Command Is Forward Tales Of The A E F Battlefields As They Appeared In The Stars And Stripes
Two Gentlemen and a Lady
2007 - Two Gentlemen and a Lady (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548020906
ISBN-10: 0548020906
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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While Rome Burns
1989 - While Rome Burns (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671696887
ISBN-10: 0671696882
Genre: Reference
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IRVING BERLIN
1983 - Irving Berlin [Da Capo Press Music Reprint Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780306761454
ISBN-10: 0306761459
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Enchanted aisles
Enchanted Aisles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780527980504
ISBN-10: 0527980501
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The letters of Alexander Woollcott
The Letters of Alexander Woollcott (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780837161990
ISBN-10: 0837161991
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The Portable Woollcott
The Portable Woollcott (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780837162003
ISBN-10: 0837162009
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Long Long Ago
Long Long Ago (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781125288252
ISBN-10: 1125288256
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Mrs Fiske Her Views on the Stage
Mrs Fiske Her VIews on the Stage (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781199440495
ISBN-10: 1199440493
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