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Name: Douglas Kenney                                                               
Born: December 10, 1947 West Palm Springs, Florida, U.S.                           
Died: August 27, 1980 Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.                                           
Douglas C. Kenney (December 10, 1947 - August 27, 1980) was an American writer     
who co-founded National Lampoon magazine in 1970. Kenney edited the magazine and   
wrote much of its early material (see [1]).                                         
Douglas C. Kenney was born on December 10, 1947 in West Palm Springs, Florida.     
Kenney attended Gilmour Academy, near Cleveland, Ohio, for high school.             
His older brother, Daniel, was incredibly well liked, particularly by Kenney's     
parents, which made Kenney feel somewhat inferior. Still Kenney admired his         
older brother, and Daniel's death at 29 years old had a profound effect on him.     
Kenney was also an outstanding student in high school. The degree of tolerance     
he got from his teachers varied on whether they appreciated Kenney's somewhat       
sophomoric sense of humor.