Hugh Lofting

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Birthday
14, 1886
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 26, 1947 (61)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1886
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 26, 1947 (61)

About

British children's author who created the famous Doctor Dolittle character. Lofting was the 1923 recipient of the prestigious Newbery Medal.

Before Fame

He attended Mount St. Mary's College in Sheffield, England and later studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Trivia

He served with the Irish Guards during World War I.

Family Life

He was born to an English-Irish family. His older brother, Hilary, became a novelist.

Associated With

Eddie Murphy starred in the 1998 film adaptation of Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books.