Fergus Cashin

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Fergus Cashin (1924–2005) was a British journalist[1] who wrote mostly theatrical reviews. He wrote a controversial biography of Mae West, but is also known for the ironic phrase "This one will run and run",[2] which he originally used in a review of a play that quickly closed, and which was subsequently made popular by the satirical magazine Private Eye.

Contemporaries knew him as a larger than life, hard-drinking smoker who charmed everybody. His journalism career ended in the 1970s after an altercation with his editor. He co-wrote[3] a biography of Richard Burton. He died in a retirement home in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cashin, Fergus. "Obituary". The Stage. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ Cashin, Fergus. "Obituary". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ Cottrell, John; Cashin, Fergus (1971). Richard Burton, very close up. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-780908-0.