Marshall Dodge

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Marshall Dodge (1935-1982) was a well-known Maine humorist. He and his associate, Robert Bryan, put out several defining albums of Maine humor, starting with Bert & I, released in 1958.[1] In 1964 he and Noel Parmentel published (with accompanying LP record) a long-remembered parody of popular folk songs entitled Folk Songs for Conservatives.

In 1976, he founded the Maine Festival of the Arts at Bowdoin College.[2] In a 1979 interview, Dodge claimed that his real love was philosophy, and that he was writing a book on the subject.[3]

He died in a hit-and-run accident in 1982 in Waimea, Hawaii[disambiguation needed].[4]


  1. ^ "50 years after 'Bert and I', Maine humor retains its appeal". Portsmouth Herald Accent (Portsmouth, New Hampshire). February 19, 2006. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Maine Festival organizer folds". The Times Record (Brunswick, Maine). December 3, 2002. Retrieved 2008-08-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ "MARSHALL DODGE, MAINE HUMORIST,; DIES AFTER HAWAII HIT-RUN ACCIDENT". Boston Globe. Associated Press. Jan 29, 1982. 
  4. ^ "Humorist Marshall Dodge Killed in Hit-Run Accident". The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut). January 29, 1982. p. A18. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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