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du Maurier, Daphne du Maurier, Dame Daphne du Maurier(noun)
English writer of melodramatic novels (1907-1989)
Daphne du Maurier
Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now. The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the latter by Nicolas Roeg. Her grandfather was the artist and writer George du Maurier and her father the actor Gerald du Maurier. Her elder sister Angela also became a writer and her younger sister Jeanne was a painter.
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