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Roald Dahl

Roald DahlBorn: 13-Sep-1916
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Died: 23-Nov-1990
Location of death: Oxford, England
Cause of death: Infection
Remains: Buried, St. Peter and St. Paul Churchyard, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: James and the Giant Peach

Military service: RAF (80th squadron, WWII)

Father: Harald Dahl (d. 1920)
Mother: Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg
Sister: Astri Dahl (d. 1920 appendicitis)
Wife: Patricia Neal (actress, m. 2-Jul-1953, div. 17-Nov-1983, five children)
Daughter: Tessa
Daughter: Olivia (d. age 7, measles)
Son: Theo
Daughter: Ophelia
Daughter: Lucy

    High School: Repton School

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Episode in a TV Series, Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, "Skin" (1980)
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story, for "The Landlady" (1960)
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story, for "Someone Like You" (1954)
    World Fantasy Award 1983 Lifetime Achievement
    Hip Replacement Surgery
    Plane Crash ran out of fuel, Egypt (19-Sep-1941)
    Caught Fire (19-Sep-1941)
    Brain Injury
    Norwegian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Arthritis

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Author of books:
The Gremlins (1943, juvenile)
Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying (1946, juvenile, short stories)
Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen (1948, novel)
Someone Like You (1953, short stories)
Kiss Kiss (1960, short stories)
James and the Giant Peach (1961, juvenile)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964, juvenile)
The Magic Finger (1966, juvenile)
Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl (1969, short stories)
Fantastic Mr Fox (1970, juvenile)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972, juvenile)
Switch Bitch (1974, short stories)
Danny the Champion of the World (1975, juvenile)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977, juvenile)
The Enormous Crocodile (1978, juvenile)
The Best of Roald Dahl (1978, juvenile, short stories)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979, juvenile, short stories)
More Tales of the Unexpected (1980, juvenile, short stories)
My Uncle Oswald (1979, novel)
The Twits (1980, juvenile)
George's Marvelous Medicine (1981, juvenile)
The BFG (1982, juvenile)
The Witches (1983, juvenile)
Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984, memoirs)
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985, juvenile)
Two Fables (1986, juvenile, short stories)
Matilda (1988, juvenile)
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl (1989, juvenile, short stories)
Esio Trot (1989, juvenile)
The Great Switcheroo (1990, novel)
The Collected Short Stories of Dahl (1991, juvenile, short stories)
The Minpins (1991, juvenile)
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1991, juvenile)
The Great Automatic Grammatizator (1997, juvenile, short stories)
The Mildenhall Treasure (2000, juvenile, short stories)

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