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Summary Bibliography: Olga Michael

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  • Author: Olga Michael Author Record # 242644
  • Legal Name: Michael, Olga Marguerite Fricker
  • Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthdate: 19 July 1902
  • Deathdate: 20 November 1997
  • Language: English
  • Webpages: gannonfuneralhome.com, Wikipedia-EN, WorldCat
  • Note: Canadian-American dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher (as Olga Fricker) Sister-in-law to Hugh Lofting (deceased 1947) "Aunt Olga Fricker" to Christopher Lofting She completed the novel Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary (1950), which contains much material published during the 1920s for the Herald Tribune Syndicate; assembled and introduced Doctor Dolittle's Puddleby Adventures (1952), a collection of whole stories for the same 1920s US newspaper syndicate; and as Olga Michael, selected and arranged Doctor Dolittle: A Treasury (1967) from Lofting's Dolittle books. From the Christopher Lofting obituary at Gannon Funeral Home: "A major shift came with the death of his mother in 1966, while she was visiting New York from LA. With the help of Aunt Olga Fricker, Chris became responsible for the promotion, protection and explanation of the world of Doctor Dolittle and all his quirky, entertaining animals."
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