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This Day in the Arts: November 2

1950:

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw dies at age 94. Known as a comic dramatist, literary critic, and socialist propagandist, he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.

1961:

Humorist and cartoonist James Thurber, known mainly for his contributions to the New Yorker magazine, dies in New York City. Today, the annual Thurber Prize honors examples of American humor.


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