Margaret Landon

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Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Dec 4, 1993 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Dec 4, 1993 (90)

About

An American writer, she is most remembered for her popular 1944 novel, Anna and the King of Siam, which provides a fictionalized account of the life of real-life governess Anna Leonowens. The book sold a million copies and inspired The King and I, a Broadway musical with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Before Fame

After graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois, she worked briefly as a schoolteacher.

Trivia

She and her husband established a mission school in Trang, Thailand.

Family Life

She married Kenneth Landon in 1926; they had four children.

Associated With

The King and I was made into a CBS film starring Samantha Eggar.