Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933

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Author and playwright from Niles, Michigan.

From the description of Ring Lardner papers, [ca. 1900-ca. 1933]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419753

American journalist and author.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Great Neck, to Mr. Tobias, 1924 Jan. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874962

American journalist and humorist; writer of short stories, plays, and songs.

Born Ringgold Wilmer Lardner at Niles, Michigan, in 1885, Ring Lardner for a short time attended the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago before returning to Niles to work. In 1905 he began his journalistic career at the South Bend Times, reporting mostly baseball news. His success led to sports reporter jobs with a number of Chicago newspapers. Lardner also worked in St. Louis and Boston before returning to the Chicago Tribune in 1913 to write "In the Wake of the News," a daily column of humorous commentary. In 1919 Lardner moved to Great Neck, Long Island, to write a weekly column for the Bell Syndicate. This column appeared in newspapers across the country. In 1914 Lardner began to contribute his Jack Keefe short stories to the Saturday Evening Post and published several books of Keefe stories by 1919. With these and later works Lardner established a firm reputation as a humorist. Continuing to produce short stories, Lardner toward the end of his life also began to write plays, including "June Moon" and "Elmer the Great" ("Hurry Kane"), both of which were produced on Broadway. He also indulged in his first love, writing songs for a number of musical shows. Lardner married Ellis Abbott of Goshen, Indiana, in 1911. They had four sons: John A., Ring W., James Phillips, and David Ellis. In ill health during his forties, Lardner died of tuberculosis and a heart ailment in 1933.

From the description of Ring Lardner papers, 1805-2003, bulk 1885-1987. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 42217565

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referencedIn Comic strip engraving block by Ring Lardner and commemorative medals, etc. University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
creatorOf Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955. The love nest [manuscript], 1926. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Niles (Mich.)
United States
New York (State)--Long Island
Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject
Lyricists
Humorists, American
Journalists
Baseball
American literature
Copyright--Royalties
Dramatists, American
Authors
Love-letters
Drama
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Drama (American)
Occupation
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Birth 1885-03-06

Death 1933-09-25

Americans

English

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