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Born: February 14, 1882

Died: April 8, 1958 (aged 76)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Editor

Bio: George Jean Nathan was an American drama critic and editor. He worked closely with H.L. Mencken, bringing the literary magazine The Smart Set to prominence as an editor, and co-founding and editing The American Mercury.

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