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Date of Birth 3 June 1912Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Date of Death 28 September 1992Winchester, England, UK  (heart failure)

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William Douglas-Home was born on June 3, 1912 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a writer, known for What a Girl Wants (2003), The Reluctant Debutante (1958) and The Colditz Story (1955). He was married to Branch, Rachel, the Baroness Dacre. He died on September 28, 1992 in Winchester, England.

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Branch, Rachel, the Baroness Dacre (26 July 1951 - 28 September 1992) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (4)

Younger brother of British Prime Minister (Conservative, 1963-1964) Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and uncle of Robin Douglas-Home and Charles Douglas Home.
Produced more than 40 plays over four decades.
Was court-martialed in World War II for refusing to bomb the French port of Le Havre.
British playwright, the son of an earl. Educated at Eton and Oxford. Began as an actor, studied at RADA and appeared on stage from 1937.

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