BirthdaySeptember 13, 1916

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Roald Dahl

    Full name: Roald Dahl
    Also known as: Roald Dahl, Dahl, Roald
    Professions: British novelist, short story writer
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Novelist, poet, screenwriter

  2. Roald Dahl Measurements

    Height: 6' 6" (1.98 m)

  3. Roald Dahl Known for

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Matilda (1996)

  4. Roald Dahl Death information

    Died: Friday, 23rd of November, 1990 (Age: 74)

  5. Roald Dahl Biography

    Roald Dahl (/ˈroʊ.ɑːl ˈdɑːl/; Norwegian: [ˈɾuːɑl dɑl]; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter.Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of Acting wing commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults and became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". Among his awards for contribution to literature, he received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1983, and Children's Author of the Year from the British Book Awards in 1990. In 2008 The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. His works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, My Uncle Oswald, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, Tales of the Unexpected, George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.

  6. Roald Dahl Family

    Spouse: Felicity Ann d'Abreu Crosland
    Childrens: Chantal Tessa Sophia, Olivia Twenty, Theo Matthew ; Ophelia Magdalena

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