Daphne du Maurier

British writer Daphne du Maurier

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now. The first three were directed by [[Alfred Hitchcock], the latter by [[Nicolas Roeg|Alfred Hitchcock], the latter by Nicolas Roeg. Her elder sister was the writer Angela du Maurier. Her father was the actor Gerald du Maurier. Her grandfather was the writer George du Maurier.
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13 May 1907
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  • 1989
    Age 81
    Du Maurier died on 19 April 1989, aged 81, at her home in Cornwall, which had been the setting for many of her books.
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  • 1969
    Age 61
    When in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for June 1969 Daphne du Maurier was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, she accepted but never used the title.
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  • 1963
    Age 55
    When Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds was released in 1963, based on du Maurier's story, Baker considered, but was advised against, pursuing costly litigation against Universal Studios.
  • 1943
    Age 35
    In the summer of 1943, she began writing the autobiographically inspired drama The Years Between about the unexpected return of a senior officer, thought killed in action, who finds that his wife has taken his seat as Member of Parliament and has started a romantic relationship with a local farmer.
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  • 1940
    Age 32
    Daphne du Maurier wrote three plays. Her first was an adaptation of her novel Rebecca, which opened at the Queen's Theatre in London on 5 March 1940 in a production by George Devine, starring Celia Johnson and Owen Nares as the De Winters and Margaret Rutherford as Mrs. Danvers.
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  • 1938
    Age 30
    In the U.S. she won the National Book Award for favourite novel of 1938, voted by members of the American Booksellers Association.
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  • 1932
    Age 24
    She married Major (later Lieutenant-General) Frederick "Boy" Browning in 1932, with whom she had three children:
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  • 1931
    Age 23
    Her family connections helped her in establishing her literary career, and du Maurier published some of her early work in Beaumont's Bystander magazine. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931.
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  • 1907
    Born on May 13, 1907.
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