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Joy Adamson (1910–1980)

Joy Adamson was born on January 20, 1910 in Troppau, Silesia, Austria-Hungary [now Opava, Czech Republic] as Joy-friederike Victoria Gessner. She was a writer and actress, known for Born Free (1966), Living Free (1972) and Born Free: A New Adventure (1996). She was married to George Adamson, Victor von Klarwill and Peter Bally. She died on January... See full bio »

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 1996 Born Free: A New Adventure (TV Movie) (characters from the book "Born Free")
 1974 Born Free (TV Series) (book - 13 episodes)
- The Devil Leopard (1974) ... (book)
- The Raiders (1974) ... (book)
- The White Rhino (1974) ... (book)
- Elsa's Odyssey (1974) ... (book)
- The Maneaters of Merti (1974) ... (book)
 1972 Living Free (book)
 1966 Born Free (book)
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 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Miss Burrows / Betty Williams
- The Bargain (1955) ... Miss Burrows
- Death Walks by Night (1955) ... Betty Williams
 1953 Rookery Nook (TV Movie)
Poppy Dickie
 1948 R.U.R. (TV Movie)
Sulla, a robotess
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 1980 The Joy Adamson Story (TV Movie documentary) (photography)
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 1980 The Joy Adamson Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1961 Zoo Quest (TV Series documentary)
- Elsa the Lioness (1961) ... Herself
 1951 What's My Line (TV Series)
Herself - Twenty Questions Panellist
- What's My Liners v. Twenty Questioners (1951) ... Herself - Twenty Questions Panellist
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 2011 Nature (TV Series documentary)
- Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story (2011) ... Herself
 1996 Reputations (TV Series documentary)
- Joy Adamson: Born Wild? (1996) ... Herself
 1962 The Jack Paar Program (TV Series)
- Episode #1.14 (1962) ... Herself

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Separated from George in 1970, but continued to spend Christmases with him. See more »

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