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Roald Dahl

Author Roald Dahl

Profession: Author

United Kingdom

Why Famous: One of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century; creator of the BFG, Matilda, The Twits and many others.

Born: September 13, 1916
Birthplace: Llandaff, Wales

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

Died: November 23, 1990 (aged 74)
Cause of Death: Myelodysplastic syndrome

Married Life

  • 1953-07-02 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York
  • 1983-12-15 Author Roald Dahl (67) weds Liccy Crosland (45) at Brixton Town Hall in South London

Historical Events

  • 1967-06-12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

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