Arthur Hailey


Birthday April 5, 1920

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Nov 24, 2004 (84)

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A British Canadian realist novelist, he is known for setting each work within a particular industry (i.e., banking, the airline business, etc.). His best-known works include In High Places, Airport, and The Moneychangers.

Before Fame

He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He published his first work, Runway Zero-Eight, in 1958.


He moved to the Bahamas to avoid Canadian and U.S. income taxes.

Family Life

His wife, Sheila, published a 1978 memoir, I Married a Best-Seller, that detailed their marriage. He died at the age of eighty-four and was survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

Associated With

He was a neighbor of the famous actor Sean Connery.