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Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate Father of Acclaimed Actor Daniel Day-Lewis
22 May 1972
Cecil Day-Lewis Bio Details
Also known as
Cecil Day Lewis
Date of birth
Ballintubbert, Queen's County, Ireland
Date of death:
22 May 1972
Place of death
Hertfordshire, England, UK
Cause of death
Poet (1925 - 1972)
Oxford Professor of Poetry (1951)
Cecil wrote mystery novels and short stories under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake
The poem entitled "The Newborn" was written in honour of the birth of Daniel Day0Lewis in 1957. Earlier in his career, Cecil's poem 'Walking Away' was written about his first born son, Sean.
Cecil's family name was originally Day, but his grandfather added the surname of the maternal Uncle who adopted him creating the surname Day-Lewis.
Cecil declared in his autobiography "As a writer I do not use the hyphen in my surname – a piece of inverted snobbery which has produced rather mixed results . . . .".
Cecil Day-Lewis Children
Cecil Day-Lewis Partner(s) Other Children
born 1931, age 86 (approx.)
with Mary Day-Lewis
Half Brother of Acclaimed Actor Daniel Day-Lewis
Cecil Day-Lewis Family
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Cecil Day-Lewis's wife was Jill Balcon
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Cecil Day-Lewis's in laws:
Cecil Day-Lewis's daughter in law is Rebecca Miller Cecil Day-Lewis's father in law was Michael Balcon Cecil Day-Lewis's mother in law was Lady Aileen Balcon MBE Cecil Day-Lewis's grandfather in law was Louis Balcon Cecil Day-Lewis's grandmother in law was Laura Balcon Cecil Day-Lewis's brother in law was Jonathan Balcon
Cecil Day-Lewis's former in laws:
Cecil Day-Lewis's former son in law is John Shearer