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Eric Knight (I) (1897–1943)


Daughter is Winifred Knight Mewborn. Winifred's daughter, Betsy Mewborn Cowaned, is operating a website in order to try and find more information on her grandfather's death, on a WWII plane crash. See more trivia »


(age 45) in Dutch Guiana

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 2005 Lassie (novel)
 1996 Famous Dog Lassie (TV Series) (novel)
 1994 Lassie (character of Lassie)
 1954-1972 Lassie (TV Series) (character - 376 episodes)
- Peace Is Our Profession: Part 4 (1972) ... (character)
- Peace Is Our Profession: Part 3 (1972) ... (character)
- Peace Is Our Profession: Part 2 (1972) ... (character)
- Peace Is Our Profession: Part 1 (1972) ... (character)
- A Year of Sundays (1970) ... (character)
 1954 Gypsy Colt (story)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up (uncredited)
 1948 Hills of Home (uncredited)
 1945 Son of Lassie (characters)
 1943 Lassie Come Home (novel)
 1943 The Nazis Strike (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1942 Prelude to War (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1942 This Above All (novel)
 1935 Under the Pampas Moon (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
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 1943 Lassie Come Home (with reverence and pride, we dedicate this picturization of his best-loved story to - as the late Major Eric Knight)

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the late Major Eric Knight

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Wrote "Lassie Come Home" as "a bread and butter book." He took himself seriously as a writer and critic but his Royal Air Force commission allowed him to visit the MGM set (in uniform) and meet the cast during the film's 1942 production. He died in action before the film was released. See more »

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