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Robert W. Service (1874–1958)

Robert W. Service was born on January 16, 1874 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Robert William Service. He was a writer and actor, known for Eureka (1983), The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945) and The Trail of '98 (1928). He was married to Bourgoin, Germain. He died on September 11, 1958 in Lancieux, Côtes-d'Armor, France. See full bio »

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 2013 My Inner Life (Short) (writer) (completed)
 2000 The Midnight Sun (Short) (poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee")
 1990 The Cremation of Sam McGee (Short) (poem)
 1983 Eureka (verse from "Spell of the Yukon" by)
 1965 The Shooting of Dan McGrew (Short) (poem)
 1945 The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Short) (poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew")
 1939 Dangerous Dan McFoo (Short) (poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" - uncredited)
 1933 Clancy of the Mounted (based on a poem by)
 1928 The Trail of '98 (novel "The Trail of '98)
 1924 The Roughneck (novel)
 1920 The Law of the Yukon (poem)
 1916 The Spell of the Yukon (poem)
 1916 The Lure of Heart's Desire (poem "The Spell of the Yukon")
 1915 My Madonna (poem)
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 1942 The Spoilers
The Poet (uncredited)

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Novel: "The Master of the Microbes". See more »

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Twin daughters, Doris and Iris, born 28 January 1917. Unfortunately Doris died of scarlet fever 25 February 1918. Iris survived to marry in 1952, one James Llewellyn Davies, manager of the Monte Carlo branch of Lloyd's Bank. They had two daughters, Anne (15 October 1952) and Armelle (12 October 1954-8 April 1996). Service's widow died 26 December 1989 at the age of 102. See more »

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