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Osa Johnson (1894–1953)

Osa Johnson was born on March 14, 1894 in Chanute, Kansas, USA as Osa Leighty. She was a producer and director, known for Baboona (1935), Congorilla (1932) and Simba: The King of the Beasts (1928). She was married to Martin E. Johnson. She died on January 7, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Baboona Producer
Congorilla Producer
Simba: The King of the Beasts
Borneo Producer


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 1940 I Married Adventure (Documentary) (producer)
 1937 Borneo (Documentary) (co-producer - as Mrs. Martin Johnson)
 1935 Baboona (Documentary) (producer)
 1934 Wings Over Africa (Documentary) (producer)
 1932 Congorilla (Documentary) (producer)
 1931 Wonders of the Congo (Documentary) (producer)
 1930 Across the World with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson (Documentary) (producer)
 1921 Trailing African Wild Animals (Documentary) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(autobiography) (with Martin E. Johnson [photographer] and Philip Turner [editor]) "I Married Adventure: The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson". Kodansha International, 1997. ISBN 1568361289

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Alternate Names:

Mrs. Martin E. Johnson | Mrs. Martin Johnson

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American explorer, who made several feature-length wildlife documentaries with her husband, Martin E. Johnson.

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