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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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 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)
 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)

Personal Details

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

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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?"


Developed the polio vaccine. Salk never patented it nor earned any money from his discovery, preferring to see it distributed as widely as possible. He injected his wife, their sons and himself during the experimental stages of his vaccine. See more »

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