Wolcott GIBBS

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AmericanBorn Oliver Wolcott GIBBS

American editor, humorist, theatre critic, playwright and author of short stories

Born on March 15, 1902

Died on August 16, 1958

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Gibbs was born to Angelica Singleton (née Duer) and Lucius Tuckerman Gibbs. He was the great-nephew of the chemist Oliver Wolcott Gibbs with whom he shared a first name. Gibbs, however, disdained the "Oliver" and never used it. Gibbs was married three times, on the last occasion to Elinor Mead Sherwin of the Sherwin-Williams paint family. An alcoholic and heavy smoker, he died on Fire Island of a heart attack while reading proofs of his upcoming book, More In Sorrow. His son, Wolcott Gibbs, Jr., known as "Tony," has written extensively about yachting and was an editor at The New Yorker for several years in the 1980s.

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