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Behind the Byline: Damon Runyon, More Than a Sportswriter

Posted by: Mike Queen

Behind the Byline is a new blog series that will profile significant newspaper journalists in American history.  Though most remembered for his short stories that provided the inspiration for the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, Damon Runyon considered himself first and foremost a newspaper man. Born Alfred Damon Runyan on October 3, 1880, in Manhattan, …