Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Roald Dahl Biography (1916-)
First name is pronounced "Roo-aal"; born September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales; son of Harald (a shipbroker, painter, and horticulturist) and SofieMagdalene (Hesselberg) Dahl; married Patricia Neal (an actress), July 2, 1953 (divorced, 1983); children: Olivia (died, 1962), Tessa, Theo, Ophelia, Lucy. Addresses: HOME--Gipsy House, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP160PB, England.
- Birth Details
- September 13, 1916
- Llandaff, South Wales
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Host, Way Out, CBS, 1961.
- host, Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated, 1979-80.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Director, Thirty-Six Hours, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.
- poster design, Survivors: The Blues Today, Heart Productions, 1984.
Credits; ALBUMS; ALL WITH CAEDMON RECORDS
- Roald Dahl Reads His "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 1975.
- (read by Patricia Neal) The Great Switcheroo, 1977.
- "James and the Giant Peach" Read by Roald Dahl, 1977.
- "Fantastic Mr. Fox" Read by Roald Dahl, 1978.
- The Honeys, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Thirty-Six Hours, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1965.
- You Only Live Twice, United Artists, 1967.
- (with Ken Hughes) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, United Artists, 1968.
- (adaptor) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (based on his children'sbook Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Paramount, 1971.
- The Night Digger (also known as The Road Builder), MGM, 1971.
- (adaptor) Delicious Inventions, Films, Inc., 1976.
- Also The Lightning Bug, 1971; and Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting-a- Ling-a-Ling?, United Artists.
- Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated, 1979-80.
- "Lamb to the Slaughter," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1958.
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.
- CHILDREN'S BOOKS (Illustrated by Walt Disney Productions) The Gremlins, Knopf, 1943, then Random House, 1961.
- (illustrated by Nancy Burkett) James and the Giant Peach, Knopf, 1961.
- (illustrated by Joseph Schindelman) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Knopf, 1964, revised edition 1973.
- (illustrated by William Pene DuBois) The Magic Finger, Harper, 1966.
- (illustrated by Donald Chaffin) Fantastic Mr. Fox, Knopf, 1970.
- (illustrated by Schindelman) Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Knopf,1972.
- (illustrated by Jill Bennet) Danny: The Champion of the World, Knopf, 1975.
- The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Knopf, 1977.
- (illustrated by Quentin Blake) The Enormous Crocodile, Knopf, 1978.
- The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka, Allen and Unwin,1978.
- (illustrated by Blake) The Twits, Knopf, 1981.
- (illustrated by Blake) George's Marvellous Medicine, Knopf, 1981.
- Fairy Rhymes, Knopf, 1982.
- Dirty Beasts, Knopf, 1982.
- Revolting Rhymes, Knopf, 1982.
- The BFG, Knopf, 1983.
- The Witches, Knopf, 1984.
- ADULT SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS,UNLESS INDICATED Over to You, Reynal, 1946,then Penguin, 1973.
- Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen (novel), Scribners, 1948.
- Someone Like You, Knopf, 1953, revised and expanded edition published byPenguin, 1970.
- Kiss, Kiss, Knopf, 1960.
- Switch Bitch, Knopf, 1974.
- My Uncle Oswald (novel), Joseph, 1979, then Knopf, 1980.
- Selected Stories of Roald Dahl, Modern Library, 1968.
- Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl, Joseph, 1969.
- The Best of Roald Dahl, Vintage, 1978.
- Tales of the Unexpected, Joseph, 1979.
- (edited by Michael Calderon) "Taste" and Other Tales by Roald Dahl, Longman, 1979.
- More Roald Dahl Tales of the Unexpected, Joseph, 1980, published in the U.S. as More Tales of the Unexpected, Penguin, 1980.
- Roald Dahl's Ghost Stories, Knopf, 1984.
- Also contributor of short stories and articles to periodicals.
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