(1894–1980), humorist whose books include A Parody Outline of History (1921), Aunt Polly's Story of Mankind (1923), Mr. and Mrs. Haddock Abroad (1924), The Crazy Fool (1925), and Father William (1929). He also wrote for motion pictures and acted in his own play Rebound (1930). By a Stroke of Luck! (1975) is an autobiography.
From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.