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Ogden Nash

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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, The New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry". Nash wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse. The best of his work was published in 14 volumes between 1931 and 1972.

Fact file

  • Born: Frederic Ogden Nash August 19, 1902 Rye, New York
  • Died: May 19, 1971 (aged 68) Baltimore, Maryland
  • Education: Harvard University (for 1 year)
  • Occupation: Poet, author, lyricist
  • Spouse(s): Frances Leonard (1906-1994)
  • Parent(s): Edmund and Mattie

Read more about Ogden Nash at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Music Review: Mirror Visions Ensemble at Merkin Concert Hall
NY Times Music, 2012-05-23 21:48:10
At its 20th-anniversary celebration at Merkin Concert Hall on Tuesday, the Mirror Visions Ensemble set works of Heinrich Heine, Emily Dickinson and Ogden Nash to music.

Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Victoria Clark, Judy Kaye, Ron Raines Record "Complete" One Touch of Venus
Playbill Combined , 2012-01-17 18:54:00
Jay Records, with the support of The Kurt Weill Foundation, will release the first complete recording of composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Ogden Nash's score to the 1943 musical One Touch of Venus. Melissa Errico will sing the title goddess, who visits the modern world and admits, "I'm a Stranger ...

PS Classics Recording of Sweet Bye and Bye Hits Billboard Chart
Playbill Combined , 2011-07-25 14:48:00
PS Classics' studio cast recording of Vernon Duke and Ogden Nash's 1946 musical, Sweet Bye and Bye, which was released July 12, debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top Cast Album chart in its first week of release.

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