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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 a writer and actor, known for Good Night Valentino (2003), 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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Known For

Good Night Valentino
(2003)
Mitzi & Mencken
(2008)
Camille
Camille Andrew Volstead
(1926)

Filmography

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 2008 Mitzi & Mencken (Video documentary short)
 2003 Good Night Valentino (Short) (article: "Valentino")
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 1926/II Camille (Short)
Andrew Volstead
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 2007 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Sister Aimee (2007) ... Himself
 1961 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- New York in the Twenties (1961) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book. "The Editor, the Bluenose and the Prostitute: H.L. Mencken's History of the 'Hatrack' Censorship Case," edited by Carl Bode. Boulder, Colorado: Roberts Rinehart, Inc., 1988. ISBN 0911797408 See more »

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40 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 10 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Life may not be exactly pleasant, but it is at least not dull. Heave yourself into Hell today, and you may miss, tomorrow or next day, another Scopes trial, or another War to End War, or perchance a rich and buxom widow with all her first husband's clothes. There are always more Hardings hatching. I advocate hanging on as long as possible. See more »

Trivia:

Ernest Hemingway and Walter Lippmann agreed he was the most influential voice of his generation. See more »

Nickname:

The Anti-Christ of Baltimore See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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