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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
Mitzi & Mencken
Camille Andrew Volstead


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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)
- Sister Aimee (2007) ... Himself
 1961 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
- New York in the Twenties (1961) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book. "The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States, Supplement One." New York: Knopf. 1945 See more »

Publicity Listings:

40 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 10 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

The movies languish as a fine art because the men who determine what is to get into them haven't the slightest visible notion that such a thing as a fine art exists. See more »


Mencken was an outspoken defender of freedom of conscience and civil rights, and an opponent of persecution, injustice, puritanism, and self-righteousness. See more »


The Anti-Christ of Baltimore See more »

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