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Edmund Hillary (1919–2008)

Edmund Hillary was born on July 20, 1919 in Tuakau, Auckland, New Zealand as Edmund Percival Hillary. He was married to June Mulgrew and Louise Mary Rose. He died on January 11, 2008 in Auckland. See full bio »

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Known For

The Conquest of Everest
The Conquest of Everest Himself (Bee Keeper)
Cameras in Middle-Earth
Wilderness Men
Wilderness Men Himself


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 2004 Bro'Town (TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- The Weakest Link (2004) ... (special thanks - as Sir Edmund Hillary)
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2 Biographical Movies | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Edmund Hillary


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Better if he had said something natural like, Jesus, here we are. [Commenting on 'Neil Armstrong''s 1969 message from the moon, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."] See more »


He and Tenzing made the final assault on Everest as a team, and were reluctant to disclose which man was first to actually set foot on the peak. Hillary took photographs of Tenzing standing on the summit because Tenzing did not know how to use a camera. Both men eventually revealed in their memoirs that Hillary was the first to step onto the summit. See more »

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