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R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983)

R. Buckminster Fuller was born on July 12, 1895 in Milton, Massachusetts, USA as Richard Buckminster Fuller. He is known for his work on Dolphin (1979), The World of Buckminster Fuller (1974) and Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family (1971). He was married to Anne Fuller. He died on July 1, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1971 Earth II (TV Movie) (designer: Dymaxion map)
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 1971 Earth II (TV Movie) (technical advisor: Earth)
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 2006 I Build the Tower (Documentary) (and thanks to)
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 1964-1996 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
- Molecules with Sunglasses (Update) (1996) ... Himself
- The World of Buckminster Fuller (1964) ... Himself
 1996 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 1981 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (1981) ... Himself
 1979 Dolphin (Documentary)
 1976 Cousteau: Oasis in Space (TV Series documentary)
- Visions of Tomorrow (1976) ... Himself
- Population Time Bomb (1976) ... Himself
 1974 The World of Buckminster Fuller (Documentary)
 1971 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.215 (1970) ... Himself
 1970 Teleological Telecast from Spaceship Earth (Short)
Himself (voice)
 1968 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Himself
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 2011 Thrive (Documentary)
 2011 All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2010 2012: Time for Change (Documentary)
 2007 Great Expectations (TV Movie documentary)

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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"The most important thing to teach your children is that the sun does not rise and set. It is the Earth that revolves around it. Then teach them the concepts of north, south, east and west, and that they relate to where you happen to be on the planet's surface. Everything else will follow." (From his last television interview) See more »


Designed a three-wheeled car he dubbed the "Dymaxion Transport". Despite being 20 feet long, the vehicle, thanks to its rear-wheel steering (not unlike the rudder of a ship), could be steered into a U-turn within its own length. A fatal crash of a prototype, incorrectly blamed on the Dymaxion's steering and not the other car involved, resulted in much negative publicity and scared away any ... See more »


Wore thick glasses Talked with his hands when ever he gave a speech


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