John Mortimer

Lawyer and writer John Mortimer, creator of TV's "Rumpole of the Bailey," and a playwright whose works were seen on the West End and Broadway, died Jan. 16, 2009, at the age of 85, according to published reports. Mortimer died at his home near Henley, Buckinghamshire, in the company of his second wife, Penny, and daughters Emily and Rosie.

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  • Born: Apr 21, 1923 in London, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Death: Jan 16, 2009 in Buckinghamshire, UNITED KINGDOM