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Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974)

Jacob Bronowski was born on January 18, 1908 in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire as Jakub Bronowski. He was a writer and producer, known for The New Yorker: Shorts & Murmurs (2015), Insight (1960) and The Ascent of Man (1973). He died on August 22, 1974 in East Hampton, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Insight Writer
(1960)
(1973)
Horizon Self
(1965)

Filmography

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  The Ascent of Man (TV Mini Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Harvest of the Seasons (1973) ... (writer)
- Lower Than the Angels (1973) ... (written by)
 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (2 credits)
 2017 The New Yorker: Shorts & Murmurs (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Phone (2017) ... (producer)
 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary) (producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Director (1 credit)
 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (7 credits)
 1973-1976 Parkinson (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #5.22 (1976) ... Self (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
- Episode #3.9 (1973) ... Self (as Professor Jacob Bronowski)
 1973 The Ascent of Man (TV Mini Series documentary)
Self - Presenter
- The Long Childhood (1973) ... Self - Presenter
- Generation Upon Generation (1973) ... Self - Presenter
- Knowledge or Certainty (1973) ... Self - Presenter
- World Within World (1973) ... Self - Presenter
- The Ladder of Creation (1973) ... Self - Presenter
 1965 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Self
 1955-1961 The Brains Trust (TV Series)
Self - Panellist / Self - London Panellist
- Transatlantic Edition (1961) ... Self - London Panellist (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
- Episode #2.2 (1961) ... Self - Panellist (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
- Episode #1.260 (1961) ... Self - Panellist (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
- Episode #1.255 (1960) ... Self - Panellist (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
- Episode #1.247 (1960) ... Self - Panellist (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary)
Self - Presenter
 1960 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Challenge of the Sixties (1960) ... Self
 1957 Television Tomorrow (TV Movie)
Self
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 2010-2011 Symphony of Science (TV Series)
Self
- Children of Africa (2011) ... Self
- The Poetry of Reality (2010) ... Self
 2006 Screenwipe (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Self (uncredited)
 1982 Parkinson (TV Series)
Self
- Eleven Years of Parkinson (1982) ... Self (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
 1979 The 70s Stop Here! (TV Movie documentary)
Self (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
 1976 Forty Years (TV Movie)
Self
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1971 Winter) His play, "The Face of Violence," was performed in the Old Globe Theatre production at the Cassius Carter Centre Stage in San Diego, California. Craig Noel was artistic director and director.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Jacob Bronowski | Professor Jacob Bronowski
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Personal Quote:

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself." [1977] "Dissent is the mark of freedom. And as originality and independence are private needs for the existence of a science, so dissent and freedom are its public needs. The safeguards which it must offer are apparent: free inquiry, free thought, free speech, tolerance. These freedoms of tolerance have never been notable in a ... See more »

Trivia:

During World War II, his work helped to increase the effectiveness of bombing raids. This connection led him to Nagasaki after the war to study the effects of the atomic bombing there, but he came away convinced that scientists needed to pay more attention to the ethics of science, and in particular the danger that their discoveries would be misused. See more »

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Capricorn

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