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Ogden Nash

Biography

Light-verse poet kept in mind for “Chocolate is definitely Dandy,” “Line-Up for Last night”, and additional humorous functions. His playful poems frequently included puns and intentionally misspelled terms. He fallen out of Harvard College or university after his 1st year of research. He lived the majority of his existence in Baltimore, Maryland and passed away in the Johns Hopkins Medical center from problems of Crohn’s disease. He wedded Frances Leonard in 1931. He and F. Scott Fitzgerald had written streetcar advertisements for the same NY company.

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Full Name Ogden Nash
Date Of Birth August 19, 1902
Place Of Birth Town Of Rye, NY
Profession Poet
Education Harvard University, St. George's School, Newport
Nationality American
Spouse Frances Rider Leonard
Children Isabel Nash Eberstadt, Linell Nash Smith
Parents Mattie Chenault, Edmund Nash
Nominations WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television
Movies The Feminine Touch, The Wizard of Oz, The Shining Hour, The Firefly
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Biography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, volume 61, pg. 340-344. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1998.
2Pictured on a USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamp in the Literary Arts series, issued 19 August 2002 (100th anniversary of his birth).
3Buried in East Side Cemetery, North Hampton, New Hampshire.
4American poet famous for light verse.
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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
PogieJoe2013TV Series poem - 1 episode
Carnival of the Animals1984TV Movie poems
The Strange Case of Mr. Donnybrook's Boredom1982Short poem
Carnival of the Animals1976TV Short poems
Pisem, pisem stihove...1974TV Short
But Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock1972TV Series 1 episode
Poezija Ogdena Nesa1970TV Short
One Touch of Venus1955TV Movie book
One Touch of Venus1948book
The Feminine Touch1941original screenplay
The Wizard of Oz1939contributing writer - uncredited
The Shining Hour1938screen play
Hold That Kiss1938uncredited
The Firefly1937adaptation

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phoenix2014/IIlyrics: "Speak Low"
American Masters2005TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV Special lyrics: "Speak Low"
Columbo1975TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '721972TV Movie writer: "Just Like a Man"
One Touch of Venus1948lyrics: "Speak Low", "Don't Look Now But My Heart is Showing", "That's Him" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf1958TV Movie lyrics by
One Touch of Venus1955TV Movie lyrics by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Today1964TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHimself
Masquerade Party1953-1955TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show1953TV SeriesHimself
General Electric Guest House1951TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6264 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1Here's a good rule of thumb: too smart is dumb.
2You are much happier when you are happy than when you ain't.
3[on animals] The cow of the bovine ilk; One end is moo, the other milk.
4A man and a woman will never be incompatible, as long as he has income, and she is pattable.
5A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
6Home is heaven and orgies are vile, but you need an orgy once in a while.
7Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
8Any kiddie in school can love like a fool, but hating, my boy, is an art.
9Women would rather be right than reasonable.
10One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
11There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
12Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
13People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
14I am a conscientious man, when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned.


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