Eric Knight

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Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 15, 1943 (45)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 15, 1943 (45)

About

British novelist and children's author best known for his 1943 work Lassie Come-Home. His other works include This Above All and The Flying Yorkshireman.

Before Fame

Early in his life, he served in the Canadian Army. Later, while serving in the United States Army, he died in a plane crash over South America.

Trivia

In the later years of his life, he settled on a Pennsylvania farm and raised collies.

Family Life

His marriage to Dorothy Caroline Noyes Hall lasted from 1917 until 1932 and produced three daughters. He later married Jere Brylawski.

Associated With

Actor Roddy McDowall starred in the popular 1943 film version of Knight's novel Lassie Come-Home.

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