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John Mortimer

John MortimerAKA John Clifford Mortimer

Born: 21-Apr-1923
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 16-Jan-2009
Location of death: Oxfordshire, England
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright, Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Rumpole of the Bailey

Wife: Penelope Ruth Fletcher ("Penelope Mortimer", novelist, m. 1948, div. 1972)
Son: Jeremy Mortimer
Daughter: Rosie Mortimer
Girlfriend: Wendy Craig (extramarital affair, one son)
Son: Ross Bentley (b. 1962)
Wife: Penelope Gollop (m. 1972, two daughters)
Daughter: Emily Mortimer (actress, b. 1-Dec-1971)
Daughter: Sally Silverman
Father: Clifford Mortimer
Mother: Kathleen May Smith

    High School: Harrow School
    University: Brasenose College, Oxford University
    Scholar: Associate Member, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

    Knighthood 1998
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
Charade (1947, novelist)
Clinging to the Wreckage (1982, memoir)
Summer's Lease (1987, novel)
The Sound of Trumpets (1998, novel)
Summer of a Dormouse (2001, memoir)

Wrote plays:
The Dock Brief (1957, radio play)
The Wrong Side of the Park (1960)
Two Stars for Comfort (1962)
The Judge (1967)
A Flea in Her Ear (1965, adaptation from Georges Feydeau)
A Voyage Round My Father (1970)
Paradise Postponed (1985)
Summer's Lease (1988)


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