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Romain Gary (1914–1980)

Romain Gary was born on May 8, 1914 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Romain Kacew. He was a writer and director, known for White Dog (1982), The Roots of Heaven (1958) 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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Known For

White Dog
White Dog Writer
(1982)
The Roots of Heaven
(1958)
Madame Rosa
Madame Rosa Writer
(1977)
Birds in Peru
Birds in Peru Writer
(1968)

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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 Genghis Cohn (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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(April 19 to June 21, 1987) His book inspired the musical, "Roza," in a West Coast premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Georgia Brown in the cast. Julian More wrote the book and lyrics. Gilbert Becaud was composer. Harold Prince was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Emile Ajar
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His novel Roots of Heaven (1956) won the Prix Goncourt. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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