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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 »


(age 66) in Paris, France

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 2010 La vie devant soi (TV Movie) (novel)
 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:

First Love (1961). Written by Samuel A. Taylor. Based on the memoir "Promise at Dawn" by Romain Gary. Incidental music by Charles Paul. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge. Lighting Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by Alfred Lunt. Morosco Theatre: 25 Dec 1961- 13 Jan 1962 (24 performances... See more »

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Emile Ajar

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La Vie Devant Soi (1976), written under the name Emile Ajar, also won the Prix Goncourt. See more »

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