Charles Nordhoff

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Birthday
1, 1887
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 10, 1947 (60)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1887
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 10, 1947 (60)

About

The co-author, with James Norman Hall, of the Bounty Trilogy. His books became famous as a result of 1935 and 1962 film adaptations.

Before Fame

He met his future co-writer during World War I; the two collaborated on the 1920 memoir, The Lafayette Flying Corps.

Trivia

He wrote several other works that became popular films: John Ford's Hurricane was based on the novel by the same name, and the novel No More Gas became The Tuttles of Tahiti in 1942.

Family Life

Born in London to American parents, he had an itinerant childhood, following his father's business interests from state to state.

Associated With

Alan Ladd and James Mason starred in the Paramount Pictures film, Botany Bay, which was based on Nordhoff's novel.

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