James Herriot

Veterinarian and Novelist James Herriot

Full Name: James Wight
Profession: Veterinarian and Novelist


Biography: James Herriot was a pseudonym for real life veterinary surgeon James Wight whose semi-autobiographical novels "Every Living Thing" and "All Creatures Great and Small" were set in the Yorkshire Dales of England.

Herriot's works were made into a film and later a long-running TV series starring Christopher Timothy that ran for 7 series.

Born: October 3, 1916
Birthplace: Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 23, 1995 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Married Life

  • 1941-11-05 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

Historical Events

  • 1978-01-08 TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy

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