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Untermeyer, Louis

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1977 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Poets, Writers

1885 – Louis Untenmeyer, born on the 1st of October in New York City. He was an American author, poet, anthologist, and editor.

1906 – He married Jean Starr.

1911 – He was the author or editor of close to 100 books. Many of them and his other memorabilia are preserved in a special section of the Lilly Library at the Indiana University.

1950 – He was a panelist during the first year of What’s My Line?.

       – He was named during the hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigating communist subversion.

1951 – His removal from What’s My Line? when it started to become highly popular and he was blacklisted by industry.

1956 – The Poetry Society of America awarded Untermeyer a Gold Medal.

1961 – 1963 – He also served as a Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.

1977 – Died on the 18th of December.