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Margaret Mead (I) (1901–1978)

Margaret Mead was born on December 16, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was a writer and director, known for The Natural History of Our World: The Time of Man (1969), Trance and Dance in Bali (1952) and Survival of Spaceship Earth (1972). She was married to Gregory Bateson, Reo Fortune and Luther Cressman. She died on November 15, 1978... See full bio »

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 1961 The Working Mother (TV Movie) (book)
 1952 Trance and Dance in Bali (Documentary short)
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 1952 Trance and Dance in Bali (Documentary short)
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 1976 Cousteau: Oasis in Space (TV Series documentary)
- Population Time Bomb (1976) ... Herself
- Grain of Conscience (1976) ... Herself
 1972 Survival of Spaceship Earth (Documentary)
 1970-1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.199 (1971) ... Herself
- Episode #2.205 (1970) ... Herself
- Episode #2.124 (1970) ... Herself (as Dr. Margaret Mead)
 1970 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode dated 7 January 1970 (1970) ... Herself - Guest
 1969 The Natural History of Our World: The Time of Man (TV Movie documentary)
 1967-1968 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #7.3 (1968) ... Herself - Guest
- Episode #6.4 (1967) ... Herself - Guest
 1965 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 August 1965 (1965) ... Herself
 1962 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
Herself / Dr. Margaret Mead
- Episode #5.84 (1962) ... Herself / Dr. Margaret Mead
 1960 Four Families (Documentary)
 1957 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? (TV Series) (Herself)
- All Manner of Men (1957) ... (Herself)
 1952 Trance and Dance in Bali (Documentary short)
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 2015 The Anthropologist (Documentary)
 2011 Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Human, All Too Human (2011) ... Herself
 1998 Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed (TV Movie)

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Dr. Margaret Mead

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has. See more »


Mead was the first ever elected president by membership in 1974 for the American Association for Advancement of Science. See more »

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