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Ayn Rand (1905–1982)

Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum. She was a writer and actress, known for The Fountainhead (1949), Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) and Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012). She was married to Frank O'Connor. She died on March 6, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Fountainhead
(1949)
Love Letters
Love Letters Writer
(1945)

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 2017 A Coisa Mais Simples do Mundo (Short) (short story) (completed)
 2015/I Anthem (Short) (novella)
 2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I (novel)
 2004 Ideal (Video) (play)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- Night of January 16th (1960) ... (by)
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1956) (previous screenplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... (play)
- Love Letters (1955) ... (previous screenplay)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1952) ... (play)
 1949 The Fountainhead (novel) / (screenplay)
 1945 Love Letters (screenplay)
 1945 You Came Along (screenplay)
 1942 Addio Kira! (novel "We The Living")
 1942 Noi vivi (novel "We the Living")
 1942 We the Living (novel)
 1941 The Night of January 16th (based on the play by)
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Book: "The Early Ayn Rand" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 17 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. See more »

Trivia:

When she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) he had originally intended to bring her on during the last few minutes. After talking with her before the broadcast, he threw out the entire program and put her on for the duration. See more »

Trademark:

In her books, characters often give very long speeches, sometimes stretching over dozens of pages, explaining their philosophy of life. Rand used this as an opportunity to elaborate Objectivism, the philosophic system she is credited with creating, but also to showcase her view of other philosophic systems whose characteristic concepts conflicted with those of Objectivism. See more »

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Aquarius

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