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December 18, 2012

Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls

Damon Runyon   (1884 - 1946)

Damon Runyon
(1884 – 1946)

On this day in 1946, Damon Runyon’s ashes were scattered over Broadway by his son, from a plane flown by Eddie Rickenbacker. Runyon arrived in New York at the age of thirty to be a sportswriter; it was on Broadway that he and his characters — Harry the Horse, the Lemon Drop Kid, Last Card Louie — tested Runyon’s crapshoot worldview: “All of life is six to five against.”

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