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Doris Lessing (1919–2013)

Doris Lessing was born on October 22, 1919 in Kermanshah, Persia as Doris May Tayler. She was a writer, known for Adore (2013), Memoirs of a Survivor (1981) and Killing Heat (1981). She was married to Gottfried Anton Nicolai Lessing and Frank Charles Wisdom. She died on November 17, 2013 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 94) in London, England, UK

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 2014 My Friend Victoria (novel)
 2013 Adore (book "The Grandmothers")
 2001 Rue du retrait (book "The Diary of a Good Neighbour")
 1991 Un homme et deux femmes (shorts Un homme et deux femmes; L'Un, l'autre; Notre amie Judith)
 1984 Rakkauskirje (TV Movie) (short story "An Unposted Love Letter")
 1981 Killing Heat (novel "The Grass Is Singing")
 1981 Memoirs of a Survivor (novel)
 1969 Tigerlek (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Play with a Tiger (1967) ... (play)
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Between Men (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Please Do Not Disturb (1966) ... (writer)
- Care and Protection (1966) ... (writer)
  Maupassant (TV Series) (adaptation - 8 episodes, 1963) (script "A Sale" - 1 episode, 1963)
- Consequences (1963) ... (adaptation)
- Foolish Wives (1963) ... (adaptation)
- Bachelors (1963) ... (adaptation)
- Husbands and Wives (1963) ... (adaptation)
- The Story of a Farm Girl (1963) ... (adaptation)
 1963 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Habit of Loving (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Grass Is Singing (1962) ... (novel)
 1961 The Truth About Billy Newton (TV Movie)
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Her play, "In Pursuit of the English," was performed at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Dudley Sutton, Sheila Reid, Ian Reddington, Celia Imrie, Pippa Guard, and Richard Avery in the cast. Matthew Francis and Caroline Sharman were directors. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jane Somers
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I've got a cat, Yum-Yum. She's a very difficult pussy cat. You have to treat her as if she were a princess. Otherwise she is impossible. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the CH (Companion of Honour) in the Queen's 2000 Millennium Honors List for her services to Literature. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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