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Born in Georgetown, British Guiana
Died in Rockville, Maryland, USA
Birth NameEustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite
Nickname Ricky

Mini Bio (1)

E.R. Braithwaite was born on June 27, 1912 in Georgetown, British Guiana as Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite. He was a writer, known for To Sir, with Love (1967), To Sir, with Love (1974) and To Sir, with Love II (1996). He was married to Sibyl Allen. He died on December 12, 2016 in Rockville, Maryland, USA.

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Sibyl Allen (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 5 children)

Trivia (6)

Has been on the teaching faculty and served as writer in residence at New York University and Florida State University. He is currently Writer in Residence at Howard University and teaching Honors English.
Dr. Braithwaite is on the Board of Trustees of the Krasnow Institute at George Mason University.
His mother and father both graduated from Oxford University in History and Engineering.
He received his degrees from Cambridge University, Cambridge, England with a specialization in Physics. He also received honorary doctoral degrees from Oxford University and La Sorbonne - University of Paris.
He served as Ambassador to the United Nations for Guyana (4 years), and Guyana's Ambassador to Venezuela (3 years). In addition, Braithwaite was an educational consultant and lecturer for UNESCO in Paris for 5 years.
He served in the RAF during WWII.

Personal Quotes (1)

Those kids in the East End [of London] made a great impression on me. It struck me one day that the children didn't have any respect for themselves, and this was why they had no respect for other people and I seized upon that idea. I challenged them to respect themselves.

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