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Robert Ardrey (1908–1980)

Robert Ardrey was born on October 16, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Khartoum (1966), The Three Musketeers (1948) and Madame Bovary (1949). He died on January 14, 1980 in South Africa. See full bio »

Died:

(age 71) in South Africa

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1985 Thunder Rock (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Up from the Ape (Documentary) (screenplay) / (story)
 1967 Leuchtfeuer (TV Movie) (play "Thunder Rock")
 1966 Khartoum (written by)
 1962 De vuurtorenwachter (TV Movie)
 1960 Schatten der Helden (TV Movie) (play "Shadow of Heroes")
 1959 The Wonderful Country (screenplay)
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Shadow of Heroes (1959) ... (play)
 1956 The Power and the Prize (screenplay)
 1955 Quentin Durward (screenplay)
 1954 Thunder Rock (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 The Schumann Story (Short)
 1949 Madame Bovary (screenplay)
 1949 The Secret Garden (screenplay)
 1948 The Three Musketeers (screenplay)
 1947 Song of Love
 1946 Thunder Rock (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 The Green Years (screenplay)
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance (screenplay)
 1942 Thunder Rock (play)
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted (screenplay)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (contributing writer - uncredited)
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Book: "The Territorial Imperative" See more »
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Personal Quote:

Not in innocence, and not in Asia, was mankind born. The home of our fathers was that African highland reaching north from the Cape to the Lakes of the Nile. Here we came about--slowly, ever so slowly--on a sky-swept savanna glowing with menace.

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Playwright and screenwriter. Graduate from the University of Chicago, Guggenheim Fellowship (1937-38), Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Wrote several controversial books on anthropology, notably the widely read "The Territorial Imperative", which dealt with the origins of human behaviour. Lived in Rome, Italy, for 15 years, then spent his final two years in South Africa.

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Libra

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