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Harry Leslie Smith was born on 25 February, 1923 in Barnsley, England, is a writer. Discover Harry Leslie Smith’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 95 years old?

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Age 95 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 25 February 1923
Birthday 25 February
Birthplace Barnsley, England
Date of death (2018-11-28)
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Nationality Canada

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Harry Leslie Smith Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Harry Leslie Smith’s Wife?

His wife is Elfriede Gisela “Friede” Edelmann
​ ​(m. 1947; died 1999)​

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Wife Elfriede Gisela “Friede” Edelmann
​ ​(m. 1947; died 1999)​
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Children 3 sons

Harry Leslie Smith Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Harry Leslie Smith worth at the age of 95 years old? Harry Leslie Smith’s income source is mostly from being a successful writer. He is from Canada. We have estimated
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, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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On 20 November 2018, Smith was admitted to Belleville General Hospital in critical condition after contracting pneumonia. His hospital stay prompted an international cyber-vigil on Twitter and an outpouring of support from well-wishers from around the world; including Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, of whom Smith was a major supporter. He died on the morning of 28 November 2018.


In September 2017, Smith released his fifth book Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future. It was published by Little Brown.

Smith was also active in support of refugees during the European migrant crisis. In November 2017, he appeared on the Sky One comedy The Russell Howard Hour, where he briefly recalled his trip to the Calais Jungle, discussed his new book and the increasing dependence on food banks in the UK. Smith and Howard also discussed the NHS, with Smith reflecting on the accessibility of medical care with a family story.


In 2016, Smith also endorsed Corbyn’s re-election campaign at the Labour Party leadership election. In March 2016, he said of Corbyn: “He is a very honest-minded man. He has the desire to change things in Britain. Corbyn will change the world for the better. There is no one else”. He added: “He’ll learn he has to put some more weight behind it. I am behind him and will work with him”.

In August 2016 Smith dismissed accusations of Anti-Semitism that had dogged Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, of whom Smith was a vocal supporter. The Equality and Human Rights Commission later determined that there had been serious failings in leadership and an inadequate process of handling anti-Semitism complaints in the Labour Party during Corbyn’s leadership.


In July 2015, Smith endorsed Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.

In October 2015, Smith appeared on the BBC Three documentary We Want Our Country Back, where he sharply criticised the far-right anti-immigration political movement Britain First.


Smith wrote regularly for The Guardian, commenting on politics and twentieth-century history. He attracted attention in November 2013, writing that he would not wear the remembrance poppy in future years because he felt the symbol was being used to promote support for present-day conflicts. He addressed the September 2014 Labour Party conference, speaking in support of the National Health Service (NHS) and describing how common preventable diseases “snuffed out life like a cold breath on a warm candle flame” prior to the creation of the NHS. He also spoke on BBC Radio and at the Bristol Politics Festival.


Smith said that it was the global financial crisis of 2008 that inspired him to take his “last stand”, writing and campaigning on income inequality, public services and what he saw as the diminishing prospects for young people. “I want to use my time and whatever influence I have from the book to get the young in Britain to vote the only way we can: to save our social democratic institutions. I want us to make our last stand at the ballot box”.


His wife Friede died in 1999, and his middle son Peter died in 2009. After their deaths, Smith consoled himself by turning to writing. After his retirement he was a writer of memoirs and social history, dividing his time between Ontario and Yorkshire.


He and Friede emigrated to Canada in November 1953, living in Scarborough (now part of Toronto) and later in Belleville, Ontario, and had three sons: Michael (born 1953), Peter (1959–2009), and John (born 1963). Smith made a career in the Oriental rug trade, as a buyer and salesman for Eaton’s, specialising and importing new designs from the Middle East, the former Soviet bloc, and Afghanistan.


Harry Leslie Smith (25 February 1923 – 28 November 2018) was an English writer and political commentator. He grew up in poverty in Yorkshire, served in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War, and emigrated to Canada in 1953. After retiring, Smith wrote his memoirs and about the social history of 20th-century Britain. Smith wrote five books, about life in the Great Depression, the Second World War, and post-war austerity, and columns for The Guardian, New Statesman, The Daily Mirror, International Business Times, and the Morning Star. He appeared in public at the 2014 Labour Party conference in Manchester, and during the 2015 general election and the 2016 EU membership referendum. In Canada he made a 2015 “Stand Up for Progress” national tour.

Smith was born on 25 February 1923, in Barnsley, Yorkshire, the son of Albert Smith (1867–1943), an unemployed coal miner, and Lillian Dean (1894–1978). His eldest sister Marion died of tuberculosis in 1926, aged ten years; as there was no cure for the disease at the time, nor did the family have enough money to see a doctor. After his father became unemployed, the family moved to Bradford, Yorkshire, then to Halifax, West Yorkshire. Smith joined the RAF in 1941 and spent several years in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the Allied occupation force. Whilst serving there, he met his future wife, Friede. The couple returned to the UK after he was demobilised, and he worked at various jobs around the Yorkshire area.