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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 was married to Berdine Grünewald and Helen Johnson. He died on January 14, 1980 in Cape Town, South Africa. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Thunder Rock (1985) ... (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)
 1957 Leuchtfeuer (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 The Power and the Prize (screenplay)
 1955 Quentin Durward (screenplay)
 1955 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: "Plays of Three Decades: Thunder Rock/Jeb/Shadow of Heroes". From the original version: "This dramatic trio by one of the brilliant American literary minds of the 20th century carries a singular message: that success or failure in the theater of ideas lies with its audience and their time-spirit. As Mr. Ardrey so ruefully ... See more »


Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I find myself frequently maintaining to any young passer-by upon whose attention I can force myself that a genuinely creative career must like a milking stool stand on three legs. There must be accident, there must be sweat, there must be dissatisfaction. That one must work hard is too obvious for comment here. That one must be endowed with native dissatisfaction is very nearly as obvious, for it... See more »

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Called by famed biologist E. O. Wilson: "The lyric poet of evolution". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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