While Ogden Nash (1902-1971) wrote some song lyrics, he is better known for his light verse, often short poems using neologisms, national stereotypes, and barbs aimed at religious leaders and political conservatives for humor. His one major foray into songwriting was his collaboration with Kurt Weill on the Broadway musical One Touch of Venus.What is the origin of the Nash family?
Nash was born in Rye, New York, the son of Mattie (Chenault) and Edmund Strudwick Nash. His father owned and operated an import–export company, and because of business obligations, the family relocated often. Nash was descended from Abner Nash, an early governor of North Carolina.How many children did Norman Nash have?
Nash had one other daughter, author Linell Nash Smith. Nash was best known for surprising, pun -like rhymes, sometimes with words deliberately misspelled for comic effect, as in his retort to Dorothy Parker 's humorous dictum, Men seldom make passes / At girls who wear glasses: