The Cloberth‘ Today’s Memory
Dodie Smith’ birthday
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“Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.”
One in a Hundred
Born in Whitefield, Lancashire on this date in 1914, English novelist and playwright Dodie Smith.
At the age of eighteen, Smith entered the Academy of Dramatic Art in Manchester, and had a brief career acting, not only in England, but even in France entertaining the troops during the first world war. Her writing career, which had started in the early 20s, first showed success in 1931 with the production of her play Autumn Crocus. Other scripts for the theater had mixed reviews and variable runs. She is credited with two screenplays, The Uninvited (1944) and Darling, How Could You! (1951).
The world knows Dodie Smith for one of her nine books, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, published in 1956, and the highly successful Disney adaptation of it One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961).
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