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Carl Sagan (I) (1934–1996)


Astronomer, educator and author Carl Sagan was perhaps the world's greatest popularizer of science, reaching millions of people through newspapers, magazines and television broadcasts. He is well-known for his work on the PBS series Cosmos (1980), the Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning show that became the most watched series in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Contact
Contact Writer
(1997)
Cosmos
Cosmos Writer
(1980)
The Earth Day Special
(1990)

Filmography

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 2015 Star Stuff: The Story of Carl Sagan (Short) (Inspired by the work and life of)
 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary) (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by - 13 episodes)
- Unafraid of the Dark (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The World Set Free (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The Immortals (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The Electric Boy (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
 2014 FanGirl Academy: 101 (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Earth Day 101 (2014)
 1997 Contact (based on the novel by) / (based on the story by)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special) (segments "Galaxy Intro", "Carl Sagan")
 1980 Cosmos (TV Mini-Series documentary) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Who Speaks for Earth? (1980) ... (written by)
- Encyclopaedia Galactica (1980) ... (written by)
- The Persistence of Memory (1980) ... (written by)
- The Edge of Forever (1980) ... (written by)
- The Lives of the Stars (1980) ... (written by)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Contact" (filmed as Contact (1997)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Carl Sagan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I never said it. Honest." - The opening line in his last book called "Billions and Billions." He was right -- the phrase was coined by Johnny Carson imitating him. See more »

Trivia:

Despite being known for, and frequently quoted with, his famous phrase "billions and billions...", Carl Sagan never actually said this during the entire single-season run of Cosmos (1980). The actual phrase is "billions UPON billions", and the complete quote which includes this often-misquoted phrase is "A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars - billions upon billions of stars.". See more »

Trademark:

He mostly wore turtlenecks with suit coats.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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