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H.L. Mencken (1880–1956)

H.L. Mencken was born on September 12, 1880 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Henry Louis Mencken. He was an actor and writer, known for Mitzi & Mencken (2008) and Camille (1926). He was married to Sara Powell Haardt. He died on January 29, 1956 in Baltimore. See full bio »

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 1926/II Camille (Short)
Andrew Volstead
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 2008 Mitzi & Mencken (Video documentary short)
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 2007 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Sister Aimee (2007) ... Himself
 1961 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
- New York in the Twenties (1961) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book. "Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks." New York: Knopf. 1956 See more »

Publicity Listings:

40 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

No one... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. See more »


Edited two magazines in New York with drama critic George Jean Nathan while commuting to and from Baltimore where he kept up his column at the Baltimore Sun. The first magazine was The Smart Set, the second The American Mercury, in which Mencken brought to attention dozens of writers destined for fame. See more »


The Sage of Baltimore See more »

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