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Dame Daphne du Maurier

Dame Daphne du Maurier

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 19 Apr 1989 (aged 81)
Par, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Her ashes were scattered on the cliffs near to her home ŒMenabilly House¹, Fowey, Cornwall, England.
Memorial ID 19942 · View Source
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Dame Daphne du Maurier was the daughter of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and the granddaughter of the novelist George du Maurier. She was born in London but was educated in Paris. She returned to England and lived most of her life in Cornwall, whose climate and dramatic beauty was the backdrop for so many of her successful novels. Her works include "Jamaica Inn" (1936), "Rebecca" (1938), "Frenchmans Creek" (1942) and "My Cousin Rachel" (1951). Her novel "Rebecca" was made into a film by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, as was "The Birds", which is arguably her greatest literary legacy. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1969.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19942
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dame Daphne du Maurier (13 May 1907–19 Apr 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19942, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Her ashes were scattered on the cliffs near to her home ŒMenabilly House¹, Fowey, Cornwall, England..