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Roy McCardell

Roy Larcom McCardell (June 30, 1870 - after 1940) was an American journalist, scenarist, humorist and writer. Roy McCardell was born in 1870 in Hagerstown, Maryland. His father was the editor of the Hagerstown Mail. When he became the editor of the Evening Times in Cumberland, Maryland, the family moved there. Roy McCardell went to school there until he was twelve. He then started writing for his father's newspaper before becoming a regular contributor to Puck, the leading American satirical magazine. When he was 17, he went to Birmingham, Alabama as a reporter for the Age-Herald. Many of his contributions were copied in magazines like Frank Leslie's Weekly. He got noticed by Arthur Brisbane who offered him a position on the Evening Sun in New York. Apart from regular journalistic work, he also provided serialized novels to the newspaper. He then moved on to the New York World and finally became a staff member of Puck. McCardell also worked as an editor for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Morning Telegraph and the Metropolitan Magazine.

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