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.
|Born||Hugh John Lofting|
14 January 1886
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
|Died||26 September 1947 (aged 61)|
Topanga, California, U.S.
|Genre||Children's literature, Fantasy|
|Notable works||Doctor Dolittle|
|Notable awards||Newbery Medal |
|Relatives||Hilary Lofting (brother)|
Doctor Dolittle is a fictional character invented by a British children's novelist. Lofting was awarded the coveted Newbery Medal in 1923.
He was born to an English-Irish family. His older brother, Hilary, became a novelist.
He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after attending Mount St. Mary's College in Sheffield, England.
He served with the Irish Guards during World War I.
Eddie Murphy starred in the 1998 film adaptation of Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books.
● 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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