James Herriot

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Birthday
3, 1916
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 1995 (78)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1916
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 1995 (78)

About

English veterinarian and author whose popular works All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful inspired the popular television series All Creatures Great and Small.

Before Fame

He graduated from Glasgow Veterinary College in 1939. Soon thereafter, he set up a veterinary surgery practice in the countryside of Yorkshire, England.

Trivia

He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

Family Life

His real name was James Alfred Wight; he adopted James Herriot as his pen name. Wight (or Herriot) married Joan Catherine Anderson Danbury in 1941. The couple became parents to a son named James and a daughter named Rosemary.

Associated With

He and astronaut Richard Linnehan both had high-profile careers in veterinary medicine.

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