American author who wrote brief stories celebrating the Broadway of Fresh York’s post- Prohibition era. His tales inspired the favorite musical, Men and Dolls. He enlisted in the U.S. Military to battle in the Spanish-American Battle in 1898. He also got a career like a journalist, and it is credited using the syndicated content proclaiming the 1933 inauguration of U.S. Chief executive Franklin D. Roosevelt. His brief stories inspired many movies and musicals, including Small Miss Marker. He wedded Ellen Egan, as well as the few had a girl and a boy before splitting in 1928. His second relationship was to Patrice Amati del Grande (who ultimately remaining him for another guy). After Runyon passed away of throat tumor, his friend and fellow journalist, Walter Winchell, helped set up a business to fight tumor.