Biography: This comic writer was born in England in 1881 and spent his early years pursing banking as career while he wrote part-time. He went on to write the comic column for The Globe, short stories for boy's magazines and serial for The Saturday Evening Post. During his career he wrote 15 plays and the lyrics for about 30 musical comedies, largely based on pre-war upper-class English society. He collaborated with contemporaries such as Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. He faced criticism as a Nazi sympathizer due to his radio broadcasts and moved with his wife to New York, becoming an American citizen in 1955. He was knighted at the age of 93.
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