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Name: Eric Knight  
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Date of Birth: 10th April 1897
Place of Birth: Menston, Yorkshire, England, UK
Profession: Writer
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Eric Knight (April 10, 1897 - January 15, 1943) was an author who is mainly notable for creating the fictional collie Lassie. He was a native of Yorkshire in England, and had a varied career, including service in the Canadian Army during World War I and spells as an art student, newspaper reporter and Hollywood screenwriter. His first novel was Song on Your Bugles (1936) about the working class in Northern England. Knight and his wife Jere raised collies on their farm in Springtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Lassie Come Home appeared in 1940. In 1943, at which time he was a major in the United States Army - Special Services, Knight was killed in an air crash in Dutch Guinea.

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