Margaret Landon

She sat still, trying to hush her secret heart.

– Margaret Landon


born in Somers, Wisconsin, The United States, September 07, 1903

died: December 04, 1993
gender: female
Margaret Landon (September 7, 1903 – December 4, 1993) was an American writer who became famous for Anna and the King of Siam, her 1944 novel of the life of Anna Leonowens. Her book on Leonowens was published in 1944 and became an instant bestseller. It eventually sold over a million copies and was published in more than twenty languages.
In 1950, Mrs. Landon sold the musical play rights to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammenstein II, who created the musical The King and I from her book. A later work, Never Dies the Dream, about her own experiences, appeared in 1949.

4 thoughts on “Margaret Landon

  1. I love this story, Anna and the King of Siam. Yul Bryner, my favorite. I saw him when he came to perform here in Canada.

  2. I didn’t know a single thing about this person. Very interesting. Thank you.

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