Otis Ferguson was born in Worcester, MA, Aug. 14, 1907. At the age of 17, Ferguson joined the Navy and served four years.
After graduating from Clark University in 1933, where he was senior class poet and editor of the yearbook, Ferguson was hired
at The New Republic. There he reviewed books, films, and sometimes theater and eventually became an assistant editor. In 1936
Ferguson started writing about music, particularly big swing bands and loaned his title to Dorothy Bakers novel, Young man with a Horn. He was later sent to Hollywood to write a series of articles about films and is best remembered as a film critic. Soon after
Pearl Harbor, Ferguson joined the Merchant Marines and was killed during the war, ca. 1943.
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