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Jonas Salk (1914–1995)

Jonas Salk was born on October 28, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonas Edward Salk. He was married to Françoise Gilot and Donna Lindsay. He died on June 23, 1995 in La Jolla, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Levin Interviews
The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Dr. Salk
Taming the Crippler
See It Now
See It Now Himself


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 1999 Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (# 97)
 1989 Pablo Picasso: Réminiscences (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 The Levin Interviews (TV Series)
- Dr. Jonas Salk (1982) ... Himself (as Dr. Jonas Salk)
 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Dr. Salk
- Episode #10.154 (1971) ... Himself - Dr. Salk
 1955 See It Now (TV Series documentary)
- The Salk Vaccine II (1955) ... Himself
- The Salk Vaccine (1955) ... Himself
- Report on Polio (1955) ... Himself
 1954 Taming the Crippler (Documentary short)
Himself (as Dr. Jonas Salk)
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 2016 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series)
- Star Wars, Buster Keaton, Dinosaur (2016) ... Himself
 2014 Cathedrals of Culture (Documentary)
Himself (segment "The Salk Institute")
 2010 The Shot Felt 'Round the World (Documentary)
Himself - Developer of Salk polio vaccine / Founder - Salk Institute
 2000 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
- Great Inventions (2000) ... Himself
 1999 Jonas Salk: Personally Speaking (Documentary short)

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Jonas Salk

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Personal Quote:

Asked who owned the patent on his vaccine: "The people, I suppose. Could you patent the sun?"


Depicted with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse of the USA's March of Dimes silver dollar commemorative coin, dated and issued in 2015. See more »

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