Wilbert Awdry

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Birthday
15, 1911
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 21, 1997 (85)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1911
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 21, 1997 (85)

About

English train enthusiast who created the famous Thomas the Tank Engine character. He also published Belinda the Beetle and the Railway Series.

Before Fame

After studying at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, he was ordained as an Anglican priest.

Trivia

He received an Order of the British Empire honor in 1996.

Family Life

He was married to Margaret Awdry from 1938 until 1989.

Associated With

His characters appeared on the children's TV series, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, which was narrated by Alec Baldwin .