Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy birthday, writer Roald Dahl

It is the birthday of British writer Roald Dahl (1916), who is remembered for his children's books, James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), The Twits (1980), George's Marvellous Medicine (1981), The BFG (1982), The Witches (1983), and Matilda (1988). He also wrote the screenplays for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice and for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dahl was married to actress Patricia Neal for 30 years. After she had a stroke and then regained her health, Dahl wrote the screenplay for the film The Patricia Neal Story, which starred Glenda Jackson and Dirk Bogarde.

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