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Don Marquis (I) (1878–1937)


Writer Christopher Morley said of Marquis, "He is unquestionably the cleverest of our ephemeral philosophers". See more trivia »

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 2001 The Sports Pages (TV Movie) (story "Why Doc Waddems Never Broke 100" - segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")
 1970 Shinbone Alley ("Archy and Mehitabel" stories)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (book "The Life and Times of Archy and Mehitabel" - 1 episode)
- Archy and Mehitabel (1960) ... (book "The Life and Times of Archy and Mehitabel")
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Crack of Doom (1956) ... (story)
 1937 The Good Old Soak (play "The Old Soak")
 1936 Captain January (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1931/I The Champ (dialogue - uncredited)
 1931 Skippy (additional dialogue)
 1926 The Old Soak (play)
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 1923 Blood Test

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Other Works:

Story: "Why Doc Waddems Never Broke 100" (filmed as segment of The Sports Pages (2001)). See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on choice] Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.


Hollywood, California, Thursday, December 30, 1937: Don Marquis, 59, author and playwright, died at his home at 51 Wendover Drive, Forest Hills, yesterday, following an illness from which he suffered for some six years. For nearly eleven years he worked on The Sun and The Tribune newspapers. He retired from active newspaper work in 1925 and took up the career of a playwright, magazine contributor... See more »

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