PG Wodehouse

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Birthday
15, 1881
Birthplace
Guildford, England
Death Date
Feb 14, 1975 (93)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
15, 1881
Birthplace
Guildford, England
Death Date
Feb 14, 1975 (93)

About

Best remembered for his novels and short stories featuring Blandings Castle settings and the famous Jeeves character, this early 20th-century British author and humorist also wrote over a dozen plays and worked as a musical theater lyricist.

Before Fame

Difficult financial times put a halt to his educational plans, and he spent his early adulthood years working at a London branch of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and simultaneously writing for a newspaper called The Globe.

Trivia

He penned the screenplay for the 1937 George Burns, Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, and Gracie Allen picture A Damsel in Distress.

Family Life

He was born in Guildford, Surrey, England, to Eleanor and Henry Ernest Wodehouse. In 1914, he married Ethel Wayman.

Associated With

He penned the lyrics for the song "Bill" in composer Jerome Kern's popular musical, Showboat.