Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

English author and humourist (1952–2001)
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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a video game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.

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Douglas Adams was born on Tuesday, 11 March 1952 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. His full name at birth was Douglas Noël Adams. He was best known as an author. Adams' country of citizenship (nationality) was British. He died on Friday, 11 May 2001 in Montecito, California, USA at the age of 49. He is buried at Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England, UK. Douglas attended high school at Primrose Hill Primary School. For university, he studied at St John's College, Cambridge. His religion is listed as Atheist. He was 6' 5" (196 cm) tall with an average build. He had hazel eyes and salt and pepper hair (color). His zodiac star sign was Pisces.

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Douglas Noël Adams
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Claim to fame
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Date of birth
11 March 1952
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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Date of death
11 May 2001
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49 (age at death)
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Montecito, California, USA
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Heart attack due to undiagnosed coronary artery disease
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Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England, UK
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Author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist, dramatist
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6' 5" (196 cm)
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Primrose Hill Primary School
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St John's College, Cambridge
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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams is known for his role in the film Here After (2020) as thank you.

He is also known for his role in the video Doctor Who: Shada (2017) as writer.

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