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This Day in the Arts: November 2


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.


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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