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Terence Mervyn Rattigan (June 10, 1911-November 30, 1977) was one of Britain's most important dramatists. He was born in London and educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Oxford, and his work to some extent reflects this privileged and intellectual background. Success as a playwright came early, with French Without Tears[?] (1936).

He was diagnosed as having leukemia in 1962 and recovered 2 years later, but again fell ill in 1968. He disliked the Swinging Britain[?] of the 1960s and moved abroad, living for the rest of his life in Bermuda.

Several of his later plays were adapted for film and/or television. The best-known are:

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