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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Gerard Hoffnung
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.
Gerard Hoffnung
Wikipedia article with summary of his brief life and varied talents, internal references, and links.
Gerard Hoffnung
Find A Grave entry with brief biography, portrait photo, and pictures of grounds where his ashes remain.
Gerard Hoffnung
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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