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Arthur Hailey
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    (April 5, 1920-November 24, 2004)
    Resided in the Bahamas
    Wrote 'Airport,' 'Wheels,' 'Hotel,' 'The Moneychangers,' 'Strong Medicine,' 'Detective' and 'The Final Diagnosis'
    Retired at 77 (1997)
    Died at 84
    He dropped out of school at 14, because his parents could not afford to send him.
    His work rarely gathered massed critic appeal. Many critics described his work as mundane and rubbish.
    He edited a magazine named 'Bus and Truck.'
    He was slow in producing his books, taking an average of three years to complete each.
    His first published article was called 'Pee-wee Is Going Home' (April 17, 1944).
    He lived in California for four years before moving to the Bahamas in 1969.
    He suffered a stroke (September 2004) and died two months later, due to another stroke.
    He died in his sleep.
    He was a pilot with the RAF during World War II.
    He sold over 170 million books.
    He would do extensive research and pay attention to details to make his novels realistic.
    After he died in his sleep, his wife, Sheila, said: 'It is obviously a shock to wake up to, but it was peaceful.'
    His screenplay 'Flight Into Danger' was spoofed in 'Airplane.'
    He held dual British-Canadian citizenship.
    He maintained his Canadian citizenship saying 'a Canadian passport is one of the world's most useful ones to hold. It will take you to a lot of countries a U.S. passport won't.'
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 15.38% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 49 Votes: 63.27% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 61.76% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 63 Votes: 58.73% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 105 Votes: 54.29% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 158 Votes: 45.57% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 129 Votes: 43.41% Annoying
 
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