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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 (1972) 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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 1972 The Ra Expeditions (Documentary)
 1960 Aku-Aku (Documentary)
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 1950 Kon-Tiki (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Book (w / Arne Sjkolsvold): "Archaelogical Evidence of Pre-Spanish Visits to the Galapagos Islands", 1956 See more »

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

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Kon-Tiki (1950), the film based on his book and documenting his legendary adventure crossing the Pacific in a 40-foot balsa raft in 101 days, won an Oscar. See more »

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