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Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr.

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Birthplace: Fort Benning, Chattahoochee County, Georgia, United States
Death: March 20, 1994 (47)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States
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Son of Lewis McDonald Grizzard and Christine Causby Word

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About Lewis Grizzard

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Grizzard

Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. (October 20, 1946 – March 20, 1994) was an American writer and humorist, known for his Southern demeanor and commentary on the American South. Although he spent his early career as a newspaper sports writer and editor, becoming the sports editor of the Atlanta Journal at age 23, he is much better known for his humorous newspaper columns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a popular stand-up comedian & lecturer.

Grizzard also published a total of twenty-five books, including collections of his columns (e.g. Chili Dawgs Always Bark at Night), expanded versions of his stand-up comedy routines (I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962), and the autobiographical If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground. Although much of his comedy discussed the South and Grizzard’s personal and professional lives, it was also a commentary on issues prevalent throughout America, including relationships between men and women (e.g. If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low), politics, and health, especially heart health. Grizzard was also the stepbrother of the Southern humorist Ludlow Porch.

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Lewis Grizzard's Timeline

1946
October 20, 1946
Chattahoochee County, Georgia, United States
1994
March 20, 1994
Age 47
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States