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Robert Jarvik

Robert Jarvik was born on May 11, 1946 in Midland, Michigan, USA as Robert Koffler Jarvik. He is known for his work on Untitled Artificial Heart Project (2013), Threshold (1981) and 60 Minutes (1968). He has been married to Marilyn vos Savant since August 23, 1987. He was previously married to Elaine Levin. See full bio »

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Threshold Miscellaneous Crew
60 Minutes
60 Minutes Himself - Doctor (segment "The Pump")
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels Himself - President: Jarvik Heart Inc.


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 1981 Threshold (mechanical heart designer - as Dr. Robert Jarvik)
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 2013 Untitled Artificial Heart Project (Documentary) (as Dr. Robert Jarvik)
 2007 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
Himself - President: Jarvik Heart Inc.
- Pumps (2007) ... Himself - President: Jarvik Heart Inc. (as Dr. Robert Jarvik)
 2001 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Doctor (segment "The Pump")
- The U.S. Border Patrol/The Pump/Kuwait: Ten Years Later (2001) ... Himself - Doctor (segment "The Pump")
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 2002 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Doctor (segment "The Pump")
- The Pump/LBJ Tapes/Con Man (2002) ... Himself - Doctor (segment "The Pump")

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Other Works:

2007: TV commercial for Lipitor, cholesterol-lowering medicine

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Robert Jarvik

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His wife, Marilyn Mach Vos Savant, does the "Ask Marilyn" column in Parade Magazine. See more »

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