Douglas Adams(1952-2001), Writer
Douglas Noel Adams
Sitter in 1 portrait
Born and educated in Cambridge, Douglas Noel Adams worked in the media as a script editor on the television series Dr Who (1978-80). Best known for his humorous radio series, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, which he also published as sequence of four novels. Subsequently televised, it remains a worldwide cult phenomenon. Adams died suddenly aged only 49 working on a new novel The Salmon of Doubt.
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