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Fred Allen

b. John Florence Sullivan, 31 Might 1894, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 17 March 1956, NY, USA. A comedian, acting professional and singer, having a dried out, gravelly tone of voice, baggy eye, and deadpan manifestation, which produced him perfect for the type of topical ointment monologues that became his speciality. …

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e.e. cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings (who famously signed his poetry e.e. cummings) was a paradoxical poet who mixed playfulness with seriousness; close focus on tempo and rhyme with crazy experimentation in sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation; and difficult ideas and pictures with simple terms. Regardless of the experimental quality of his function, …

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