O. Henry was a celebrated American short story writer whose short stories are famous for their trademark wordplay, wit and unexpected endings. Some of his most notable short stories include 1905's The Gift of the Magi, 1907's The Ransom of Red Chief and 1907's The Caballero's Way, in which he introduced his iconic character, the Cisco Kid.
His first marriage was to Athol Estes in 1887. Athol bore him two children, one of who died in infancy. The marriage ended in 1897 with Athol’s death from tuberculosis. His second marriage was to Sara Lindsey Coleman in 1907. Sara left him in 1909.
He was an alcoholic.
He coined the popular phrase "banana republic" in his 1904 book Cabbages and Kings.
He was sentenced to five years after being found guilty of bank embezzlement 1898. He was released after serving three years of his sentence.
If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.O. Henry
If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.O. Henry
Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.O. Henry
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!O. Henry
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.O. Henry
Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark.O. Henry
was a famous American author,
who was born on
September 11, 1862. As a person born on this date, O. Henry is listed in our database as the 16th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 11) and the 4th most popular for the year (1862).
People born on September 11
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
O. Henry is the 504th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to O. Henry's birthday, O. Henry is the 3284th most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
In general, O. Henry ranks as the 5976th
most popular famous person, and the 168th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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