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O'Dell, Gabriel Scott (Odell)

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors


1898 - Born on the 23rd of May Los Angeles, California.

1960 - He was most famously the author of the children's novel "Island of the Blue Dolphins".

1919 - He attended multiple colleges, including Occidental College.

1925 - He served in the Air Force, before becoming a full time writer he worked in Hollywood as a cameraman and technical director.

1934 - He published his first novel "Woman of Spain".

1972 - He received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for lifetime achievement.

1976 - He received the University of Southern Mississippi Silver Medallion.

1981 - He established the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award.

1989 - He died on the 16th of October.


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