Beryl Markham

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Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 3, 1986 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 3, 1986 (83)

About

Renowned aviator and author who was the first woman to fly an east-to-west solo route across the Atlantic Ocean.

Before Fame

Her affair with British pilot Tom Campbell Black inspired her to become an aviator.

Trivia

Her famous memoir, "West with the Night," details her childhood in Kenya and her early experiences as a bush pilot.

Family Life

She moved with her family from England to Kenya when she was four years old.

Associated With

Her novel lay forgotten until 1982, when a reader discovered a reference to it in one of Ernest Hemingway's letters.

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