- NAME: Agatha Christie
- OCCUPATION: Author, Playwright
- BIRTH DATE: September 15, 1890
- DEATH DATE: January 12, 1976
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Cholsey, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
- AKA: Mary Westmacott
- Maiden Name: Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
- AKA: Agatha Miller
- AKA: Agatha Christie
- Nickname: "Queen of Mystery"
- AKA: Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
- Nickname: "Queen of Crime"
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Agatha Christie was a mystery writer who was one of the world's top-selling authors with works like Murder on the Orient Express and The Mystery of the Blue Train.
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Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976 at age 85, taking her secrets about her mysterious disappearance to the grave.
In 1926 Agatha Christie disappeared for ten days.
The early life of Agatha Christie, her father Fredrick Miller, her first husband Archibald Christie and her first book.
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Christie was a renowned playwright as well, with works like The Hollow (1951) and Verdict (1958). Her play The Mousetrap opened in 1952 at the Ambassador Theatre and—at more than 8,800 showings during 21 years—holds the record for the longest unbroken run in a London theater. Additionally, several of Christie's works have become popular movies, including Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and Death on the Nile (1978).
Christie was made a dame in 1971. In 1974,
she made her last public appearance for the opening night of the play version of Murder on the Orient Express. Christie died on January 12, 1976.
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