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James Thurber (I) (1894–1961)

James Grover Thurber was born in 1894 in Columbus, Ohio. He began his career as a reporter for the Columbus Evening Dispatch. He became known for his work on The New Yorker, where he was a writer and a cartonist. His most famous story is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". See full bio »

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 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (based on the short story by)
 2009 A Unicorn in the Garden (Short) (short story)
 2008 Mr. Pringle Gets Rid of His Wife (Short) (story)
 2003 Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife (Short) (story)
 1984 Hochu lunu (Short) (novel "Many Moons")
 1980 The Greatest Man in the World (TV Movie) (story)
 1972 The War Between Men and Women (writings)
 1969-1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series) (writings - 26 episodes)
- Child's Play (1970) ... (writings)
- Monroe the Mysogynist (1970) ... (writings)
- The Fourth Estate (1970) ... (writings)
- The Wooing of Mr. Monroe (1970) ... (writings)
- Rules for a Happy Marriage (1970) ... (writings)
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Male Animal (1968) ... (play)
 1966 Alice of Wonderland in Paris (story "Many Moons")
 1963 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series) (story "The Great Quillow" - 1 episode)
- Quillow and the Giant (1963) ... (story "The Great Quillow")
 1962 Cilali Ibo rüyalar aleminde (story "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" - uncredited)
 1959 The Battle of the Sexes (short story "The Catbird Seat")
 1959 Der Mann im Manne (TV Movie) (novel)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Greatest Man in the World (1958) ... (short story)
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- One Is a Wanderer (1958) ... (story)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Male Animal (1958) ... (play)
 1955 The Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl (TV Movie) (writer)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1955) (play - 1 episode, 1950)
- Mr. & Mrs. Monroe (1955) ... (story)
- The Greatest Man in the World (1953) ... (story)
- The Male Animal (1950) ... (play)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Fred Allen's Sketchbook (1954) ... (story)
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Thirteen Clocks (1953) ... (story)
 1953 The Unicorn in the Garden (Short) (story)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Tale of Two Cities (1953) ... (story)
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- You Can Look It Up (1952) ... (story)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Night the Ghost Got In (1948) ... (story)
- The Catbird Seat (1948) ... (story)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (from a story by)
 1942 The Male Animal (from the play by)
 1941 Rise and Shine (story "My Life and Hard Times")
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Stage: Wrote source material (story, "Fables In Our Time") for "The Beast in Me, produced on Broadway. Plymouth Theatre: 14 May 1963-18 May 1963 (4 performances + 3 previews). Directed by John Lehne. Choreographed by John Butler. Cast included: Kaye Ballard, Bert Convy, Nancy Haywood. Produced by Bonard Productions. See more »

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4 Print Biographies | See more »

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A woman's place is in the wrong. See more »


Once rewrote Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem, "The Raven", and told it from the viewpoint of the bird. See more »

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