Placed in charge of their welfare (over the protests of their father, Oliva Dionne), Dafoe became a public figure, portrayed on films and radio by Hollywood actor Jean Hersholt. Created OBE in 1935, he was author of Dr. Dafoe's Guidebook for Mothers (1936) and How To Raise Your Baby (1941).
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