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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 an actor, known for The Conquest of Everest (1953), Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine (1992) and Wilderness Men (2000). 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)
Wilderness Men
Wilderness Men Himself
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2 Biographical Movies | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Sir Edmund Hillary


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I am hell-bent for the South Pole - God willing and crevasses permitting. [Comment eight days before he reached the South Pole via an overland route, 5 January 1958] 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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