Marshall Dodge

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Marshall Dodge (1935-1982) was a well-known Maine theme humorist. He is said to have been born in New York City, to have attended high school in New Hampshire, and to have graduated from Yale University in philosophy.[1]

He and his associate, Robert Bryan, put out several defining albums of Maine humor, starting with Bert & I, released in 1958.[2] In 1964 he and Noel Parmentel published (with accompanying LP record) a long-remembered parody of popular folk songs entitled Folk Songs for Conservatives.

During the early-1970s he performed at various clubs around New England, Including Mystic, Ct.

In 1976, he founded the Maine Festival of the Arts at Bowdoin College.[3] In a 1979 interview, Dodge claimed that his real love was philosophy, and that he was writing a book on the subject.[4]

He died in a hit-and-run accident in 1982 in Waimea, Hawaii.[5]


  1. ^ Islandport Press biography.
  2. ^ "50 years after 'Bert and I', Maine humor retains its appeal". Portsmouth Herald Accent. Portsmouth, New Hampshire. February 19, 2006. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Maine Festival organizer folds". The Times Record. Brunswick, Maine. December 3, 2002. Retrieved 2008-08-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ "MARSHALL DODGE, MAINE HUMORIST,; DIES AFTER HAWAII HIT-RUN ACCIDENT". Boston Globe. Associated Press. Jan 29, 1982. 
  5. ^ "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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