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Bob Ballard was born on June 30, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Robert Duane Ballard. He is known for his work on Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack (2001), Titanic: 90 Years Below (2002) and Living Seas (1986). He has been married to Barbara Earle Ballard since January 12, 1991. They have two children. He was previously married to Marjorie Jacobsen. See full bio »

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Known For

Titanic: 90 Years Below
Living Seas
Living Seas Himself
Titanic: Death of a Dream
Titanic: Death of a Dream Himself (director: center of marine exploration, woods hole oceanographic institute)


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 1999 Lost Ships of the Mediterranean (TV Movie documentary) (chief scientist - as Robert D. Ballard)
 1999 Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (TV Movie) (technical advisor)
 1995 The Living Sea (Documentary short) (academic advisor: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - as Dr. Robert Ballard)
 1993-1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) (technical consultant - 23 episodes)
- Higher Power (1994) ... (technical consultant)
- The Good Death (1994) ... (technical consultant)
- Such Great Patience (1994) ... (technical consultant)
- Abalon (1994) ... (technical consultant)
- The Last Lap at Luxury (1994) ... (technical consultant)
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Alternate Names:

Dr. Robert B. Ballard | Dr. Robert D. Ballard | Dr. Robert R. Ballard | Dr. Robert Ballard | Robert D. Ballard | Robert Ballard

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Forever may it remain that way. And may God bless these now-found souls. [Expressing his hope that the Titanic would not be disturbed] See more »


Most famous for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, sunk 1912; the DKM Bismarck in 1989, sunk 1941; the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998, sunk 1941; and John F. Kennedy's PT-109 in 2002, sunk 1943. See more »

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