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Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002)

Thor Heyerdahl was born on October 6, 1914 in Larvik, Norway. He was a director and writer, known for Kon-Tiki (1950), The Ra Expeditions (1971) and Galapagos (1955). He was married to Jacqueline Beer, Yvonne Dedekam-Simonsen and Liv Coucheron-Torp. He died on April 18, 2002 in Colla Micheri, Liguria, Italy. See full bio »

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Kon-Tiki Director
The Ra Expeditions
Galapagos Director
Aku-Aku Director


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 1971 The Ra Expeditions (Documentary)
 1960 Aku-Aku (Documentary)
 1955 Galapagos (Documentary)
 1950 Kon-Tiki (Documentary)
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Book: "Vanished Civilizations", 1964 See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

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When he passed away, his widow, former Hollywood actress and Miss France Jacqueline Beer, received condolences from people like Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev. See more »

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