Cecil Day-Lewis

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Birthday
27, 1904
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
May 22, 1972 (68)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1904
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
May 22, 1972 (68)

About

Irish poet, novelist, nonfiction author, translator, and one-time United Kingdom Poet Laureate. His numerous literary works include From Feathers to Iron (poems), A Question of Proof (novel), and The Buried Day (autobiography).

Before Fame

His mother died in 1906, and he was brought up by his father in London, England.

Trivia

He wrote several mystery novels, beginning in 1945, under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake.

Family Life

His first marriage was to Constance Mary King. Later, he had a love affair with writer Rosamond Lehmann and eventually married Jill Balcon, an actress.

Associated With

He was the father of respected film actor Daniel Day Lewis.