German cartoonist, caricaturist, musician, broadcaster, raconteur, lecturer, prison visitor, and commissioner of compositions Gerard Hoffnung (1925-1959) went from schoolboy refugee in London to displaying a dizzying array of talents in his brief life. Whether or not Hoffnung actually wrote music, his influence generated a series of wildly successful comic concerts.
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Official site. Includes biography, bibliography, discography, art works, concerts, and online purchasing.
The Bricklayer's Story by Gerard Hoffnung
Text of a humorous monologue delivered as part of a speech to the Oxford Union.
Wikipedia article with summary of his brief life and varied talents, internal references, and links.
Find A Grave entry with brief biography, portrait photo, and pictures of grounds where his ashes remain.
Filmography noting posthumous contributions as writer and illustrator from the Internet Movie Database.
Gerard Hoffnung: Cartoonist, Humorist and Musician
Biographical essay focusing on his humor from h2g2.
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