NovelistDied when: 94 years 205 days (1134 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" Smith (3 May 1896 – 24 November 1990) was an English children's novelist and playwright, known best for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956).
Other works include I Capture the Castle (1948), and The Starlight Barking (1967).The Hundred and One Dalmatians was adapted into a 1961 animated film and a 1996 live-action film, both produced by Disney.
Her novel I Capture the Castle was adapted into a 2003 movie version.I Capture the Castle was voted number 82 as "one of the nation's 100 best-loved novels" by the British public as part of the BBC's The Big Read (2003).