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About H. Harry Allen Wolfgang Smith was an American journalist and humorist whose books were popular in the s and s, selling millions of copies. Smith was born in McLeansboro, Illinois, where he lived until the age of six.
His family moved to Decatur in and then to Defiance, Ohio, finally arriving in Huntington, Indiana. It was at this point Smith dropped out of high school and began working od Harry Allen Wolfgang Smith was an American journalist and humorist whose books were popular in the s and s, selling millions of copies.
It was at this point Smith dropped out of high school and began working odd jobs, eventually finding work as a journalist. In , he became a United Press rewrite man, also handling feature stories and celebrity interviews.
He continued as a feature writer with the New York World-Telegram from to He found fame when his humor book Low Man on a Totem Pole became a bestseller during WWII, popular not only on the homefront but also read on troop trains and at military camps. Featuring an introduction by his friend Fred Allen, it eventually sold over a million copies.
Damon Runyon called it, "Rich funny stuff, loaded with laughs. With his newfound financial freedom, he left the daily newspaper grind for life as a freelance author, scripting for radio while also writing for six months The Totem Pole, a daily column for United Features Syndicate, making personal appearances and working on his next book, Life in a Putty Knife Factory , which became another bestseller.
He spent eight months in Hollywood as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures, and wrote about the experience in Lost in the Horse Latitudes His first three books were widely circulated around the world in Armed Services Editions. Histories of the Manhattan Project mention Desert Island Decameron because it's the book Donald Hornig was reading when he was sitting in the Trinity Test tower babysitting the atomic bomb on July 15, , the stormy night prior to the first nuclear explosion.
His novel, Rhubarb , about a cat that inherits a professional baseball team, led to two sequels and a film adaptation. He collaborated with Ira L. The Compleat Practical Joker , reprinted in detailed the practical jokes pulled by his friends Hugh Troy, publicist Jim Moran and other pranksters, such as the artist Waldo Peirce.
His futuristic fantasy novel, The Age of the Tail , describes a time when people are born with tails. One of his last books was Rude Jokes Smith made a number of appearances on radio and television. Books by H. Related Articles. There are many ways to take action against racism.
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