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Mika Waltari (1908–1979)

Mika Waltari was born on September 19, 1908 in Helsinki, Finland as Mika Toimi Waltari. He was a writer, known for The Egyptian (1954), Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961) and Rakas lurjus (1955). He was married to Marjatta Luukkonen. He died on August 26, 1979 in Helsinki. See full bio »


(age 70) in Helsinki, Finland

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Known For

The Egyptian
The Egyptian Writer
Gas, Inspector Palmu!
Rakas lurjus
Rakas lurjus Writer
Kuriton sukupolvi


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 2010 Tähdet ovat väärin (Video) (based on characters created by)
 2008 Helsinki, Forever (Documentary) (excerpts from his writings)
 1995 Astrid (TV Movie) (novel "Ei koskaan huomispäivää")
 1988 Gabriel komm zurück (TV Movie)
 1987 Insinööri Jalovaaran uskomaton seikkailu (TV Movie) (story)
 1987 Hentomielinen mies (TV Movie) (story)
 1985 Grand Illusion (novel)
 1979 Gabriel, tule takaisin (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (short story "Jäinen saari" - 1 episode)
- Harmaalakkinen tyttö (1978) ... (short story "Jäinen saari")
 1973 Nefrin (story)
 1969 Vodka, Mr. Palmu (characters)
 1965 Pariisilaissolmio (TV Movie) (short story)
 1964 Jäinen saari (screenplay) / (short story)
 1963 Rakas lurjus (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Keisari ja senaattori (TV Movie)
 1963 Omena putoaa (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Miljoonavaillinki (play)
 1961 Gas, Inspector Palmu! (novel "Kuka murhasi rouva Skrofin?")
 1961 Gabriel, tule takaisin (TV Movie) (play "Gabriel, tule takaisin")
 1960 Myöhästynyt hääyö (play)
 1960 Inspector Palmu's Error (novel)
 1958 Verta käsissämme (novel)
 1957 The Stranger (novel)
 1957 Ingen morgondag (novel) / (screenplay)
 1957 Kuriton sukupolvi (play)
 1956 Jokin ihmisessä (novel)
 1955 Rakas lurjus (play) / (screenplay)
 1954 The Egyptian (novel)
 1953 Huhtikuu tulee (play)
 1953 Maailman kaunein tyttö (writer)
 1952 The Witch (play)
 1952 Omena putoaa (play)
 1951 Gabriel, Come Back (play)
 1943 Nuoria ihmisiä (writer)
 1943 Tyttö astuu elämään (writer)
 1942 Onni pyörii
 1939 Seven Brothers (writer)
 1939 Helmikuun manifesti (writer)
 1938 Vieras mies tuli taloon (writer)
 1937 Kuriton sukupolvi (play) / (screenplay)
 1936 VMV 6
 1933 Sininen varjo (story "Sininen overall")
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Book writer, best known for his historical novels.

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"Sinuhe The Egyptian" (1945) is Mika Waltari's most famous book. It was filmed by Michael Curtiz in 1954 as The Egyptian (1954). The story takes place in ancient Egypt 1300 BC. Waltari never visited Egypt himself. He wanted to maintain his vision of Egypt in his mind.

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