Hugh Lofting
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January 14, 1886 (age 61)

Hugh John Lofting was an English author trained as a civil engineer, who created the classic children's literature character of Doctor Dolittle. It first appeared in illustrated letters to his children written by Lofting from the British Army trenches in the First World War.

Hugh Lofting
Lofting as a young man
BornHugh John Lofting
(1886-01-14)14 January 1886
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Died26 September 1947(1947-09-26) (aged 61)
Topanga, California, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, Poet
GenreChildren's literature, Fantasy
Notable worksDoctor Dolittle
Notable awardsNewbery Medal
RelativesHilary Lofting (brother)
Military career
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Hugh Lofting's About


Doctor Dolittle is a fictional character invented by a British children's novelist. Lofting was awarded the coveted Newbery Medal in 1923.

Hugh Lofting Family life


He was born to an English-Irish family. His older brother, Hilary, became a novelist.


Hugh Lofting Before Fame


He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after attending Mount St. Mary's College in Sheffield, England.

Hugh Lofting Trivia


He served with the Irish Guards during World War I.


Associated with


Eddie Murphy starred in the 1998 film adaptation of Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books.

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Facts About Hugh Lofting


● Hugh Lofting was born on January 14, 1886 (age 61) in England
● He is a celebrity children's author
● His the best movies are Dr. Dolittle, Doctor Dolittle, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
● His popular books are Doctor Dolittle (1920), The Voyages of Doctor D... (1922), Doctor Dolittle in the Moon (1928), Doctor Dolittle's Circus (1924) and Doctor Dolittle's Garden (1927)
● In His career, Hugh Lofting has achieved an John Newbery Medal
● He died on September 26, 1947, Topanga, CA
● He had 1 child Christopher Lofting

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