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Birth Name: Roald Dahl

Born: 13 September 1916 Died: 23 November 1990

Country of origin: Norway

Height: 6' 6"

Relationship Status: Married


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Description: Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age 18, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of 26 he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Dahl began writing children's stories in the early 1960s while living in England with his family. His first st ... (more)
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