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Eric Knight
Birth: Apr. 10, 1897
Death: Jan. 14, 1943

Author. Born in Yorkshire, England, his diamond merchant father abandoned the family shortly thereafter. When his mother remarried an American, they settled in the United States. Knight was graduated from the Cambridge School of Latin in Massachusetts before taking a position as a lecturer at the University of Iowa. He then became the film critic for the Philadelphia Public Ledger. He worked briefly as a screenwriter before settling in New York where he wrote a story inspired both by his devoted dog and his Yorkshire childhood. His short story, "Lassie Come-Home," first appeared in the December 17, 1938 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. Hugely popular, the story was expanded and two years later the book was published by the John C. Winston Publishing Company, it was to be a best seller. In 1942 MGM purchased the movie rights and the subsequent film "Lassie, Come Home" was released to popular acclaim in 1943. That same year, while serving as a major in the United States Army, Knight was killed in action when his transport plane crashed in Dutch Guiana. His creation, however, inspired seven more movies, a radio show, and a long running television show. His other works included 'The Happy Land', "Invitation To Life," "The Flying Yorkshireman," and the best seller, "This Above All."
 (bio by: Iola) 

Cause of death: Killed in action
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Oakville (St. Louis County)
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 81, Grave 305
 
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Oct 04, 2002
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