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Romain Gary (1914–1980)

Romain Gary was born on May 8, 1914 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Russian Empire [now Lithuania] as Romain Kacew. He was a writer and director, known for The Roots of Heaven (1958), White Dog (1982) and Madame Rosa (1977). He was married to Jean Seberg and Lesley Blanch. He died on December 2, 1980 in Paris, France. See full bio »

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(age 66) in Paris, France

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 2010 La vie devant soi (TV Movie) (based on a novel by)
 2007 Les cerfs-volants (TV Movie) (novel)
 1994 Les faussaires (novel "La Tete Coupable")
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series) (novel "The Dance of Genghis Cohn" - 1 episode)
- Genghis Cohn (1993) ... (novel "The Dance of Genghis Cohn")
 1982 White Dog (story)
 1979 Gros câlin (novel - as Emile Ajar)
 1979 Womanlight (novel "Clair de Femme")
 1977 Madame Rosa (novel - as Emile Ajar)
 1971 Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (written for the screen by)
 1970 Promise at Dawn (novel)
 1970 Ein Humanist (TV Short) (story)
 1968 Birds in Peru (screenplay) / (story)
 1965 Lady L (novel "Lady L")
 1962 The Longest Day (additional episodes written by)
 1961 Nö a barakkban (TV Movie)
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women (novel "The Colors of the Day")
 1958 The Roots of Heaven (novel "Les Racines du Ciel") / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Colors of the Day", 1953 (filmed as The Man Who Understood Women (1959)). See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Emile Ajar
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His popular novel, "Lady L", in 1958 was said to be inspired by his wife, Lesley Blanch. In it, a worldly grand dame works the social circuit, telling captivating stories along the way. Sophia Loren starred in a 1965 movie version of the book. See more »

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