11 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
5 Interviews |
4 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
18 Magazine Cover Photos |
6' (1.83 m)
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I thought it would make Hjordis [wife Hjördis Genberg
] happy if we adopted a child. We talked to friends about the idea and they thought it would be marvelous. Hjordis said she'd love to adopt a Swedish girl, so we did. Her name was Kristina. [NOTE: The child was in fact Niven's by an affair with an 18-year-old model. Hjordis had to put up with the pretense.]
Niven died on 29 July 1983, at age 73 after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a variant of motor neurone disease) in 1981.
[names]: his characters are often named after his real-life friends, or refer to his real-life friends as sources of information.