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About Don Marquis
Don Marquis, birth name Donald Robert Perry Marquis, was a famous American journalist, humorist, poet, playwright, and author of the late 1800s to early 1900s. He was well known for creating the fictitious characters of “Archy and Mehitabel” and “the Old Soak.”
Background & Early Life
Marquis was a native of Walnut, Illinois. In 1896, the author graduated from Walnut High School and enrolled at Knox Academy. However, he left Knox just three months after his enrollment. Between 1902 and 1907, he worked on “Atlanta Journal’s” editorial board.
In 1912, he left his first job at Atlanta Journal and moved to New York City, where he worked for “The Evening Sun” newspaper. Then, in 1922, he worked for the “New York Tribune,” where he had great success with the column “The Tower.”
He is mostly remembered for creating Archy, a fictional character who was a poet in a past life and allegedly left poems for Marquis on his typewriter. Interestingly, Archy could not press the shift key, so his verses lacked punctuation. Nevertheless, Marquis newspaper columns “Archy and Mehitabel” made him a famous writer in the 1900s.
He authored over 30 books and released numerous novels and publications.
On December 29, 1937, he died at age 59 in New York City after battling a stroke.
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F.A.Q. about Don Marquis
When is his birthday?
Don Marquis' birthday is on July 29, 1878.
In how many days is his birthday?
Don's birthday is in 176 days
How old was Don when he died?
He was 59 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 29, 1937.
How old would he be today?
Don Marquis would be 144 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Don from?
He was born in U.S..