Robert Benchley - American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist & short films. He wrote many essays & articles for The New Yorker & Vanity Fair & was a member of the Algonquin Round Table group.
John Dos Passos, born in 1896, was one of a remarkable group of Americans who came of literary age during the decade after World War I. The group included Scott Fitzgerald, born the same year, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, e.e. cummings, Malcolm Cowley, and Edmund Wilson, all of whom had close contact with Dos Passos at one time or another during his life, which ended in 1970