Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910–1997)


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Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac (Gironde) in France. He entered the naval academy in 1930, was graduated and became a gunnery officer. Then, while he was training to be a pilot, a serious car accident ended his aviation career. In order to rehabilitate his body, he was told to swim regularly in the ... See full bio »

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(age 87) in Paris, France

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(1964)
The Silent World Director
(1956)
(1950)
(1977-1980)

Filmography

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 1997 Lake Baikal: Beneath the Mirror (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1996 Across China with the Yellow River (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1996 South Africa I: Diamonds of the Desert (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1996 South Africa II: Sanctuaries for Life (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1995 Madagascar: Island of Heart and Soul (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Madagascar: Island of Spirits (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Madagascar: The Island Bleeds (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Cousteau: My First 85 Years (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1992-1994 Jacques Cousteau: Rediscover the World II (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Mekong: Vietnam & Cambodia - Children of Rice & Guns (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Mekong: Gift of Water (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Danube: Rivalries Overflow (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Danube: Cries of the River (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Danube: Charlemagne's Dream (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1992 Rio 92 Earth Summit (TV Short documentary) (executive producer)
 1992 La mer volée (TV Short documentary) (executive producer)
 1990-1991 Australia (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Western Australia: Out West, Down Under (1990) ... (executive producer)
  Jacques Cousteau: Rediscover the World I (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 13 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (producer - 6 episodes, 1986 - 1987)
- Andaman Islands: Invisible Islands (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Papua New Guinea: Center of Fire (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Papua New Guinea: River of Crocodile Men (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Papua New Guinea: Into the Time Machine (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Australia: The Last Barrier (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Lilliput in Antarctica (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1989 Cousteau: Alaska: Outrage at Valdez (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1988 Island of Peace (TV Short documentary) (executive producer)
 1986 Riders of the Wind (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1984-1985 Amazon (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Snowstorm in the Jungle (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Shadows in the Wilderness (1984) ... (executive producer)
- The Enchanted River (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Journey to a Thousand Rivers (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Calypso Countdown: Rigging for the Amazon (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Cousteau: The Mississippi (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Mississippi: Friendly Foe (1984) ... (executive producer)
- The Mississippi: Reluctant Ally (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1982 St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea (Documentary) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1982 Les pièges de la mer (Documentary) (producer)
 1981 Clipperton: The Island Time Forgot (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1979 Explorers of the Deep (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 1977-1978 The Cousteau Odyssey (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Time Bomb at Fifty Fathoms (1978) ... (executive producer - as Jacques Cousteau)
- Clipperton: The Island Time Forgot (1978) ... (executive producer)
- The Nile: Part I (1978) ... (executive producer)
- The Nile: Part 2 (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Calypso's Search for Atlantis: Part Two (1977) ... (executive producer - as Jacques Cousteau)
 1977 The Mississippi: Reluctant Ally/Friendly Foe (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 26 episodes, 1968 - 1976) (producer - 6 episodes, 1966 - 1976)
- Mysteries of the Hidden Reefs (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Incredible March of the Spiny Lobsters (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Fish That Swallowed Jonah (1976) ... (producer)
- The Sea Birds of Isabela (1975) ... (executive producer)
- The Coral Divers of Corsica (1975) ... (executive producer)
 1970 The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: Tragedy of the Red Salmon (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1966-1969 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Hippo! (1969) ... (executive producer)
- 500 Million Years Beneath the Sea (1968) ... (executive producer)
- The World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1966) ... (executive producer)
 1964 World Without Sun (Documentary) (producer)
 1961 Albert Ier de Monaco (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1959 Vitrines sous la mer (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1959 The Golden Fish (Short) (producer)
 1957 La galère engloutie (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1955 La Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (Documentary short) (producer)
 1954 Station 307 (Documentary short) (producer)
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Hilde and the Turnpike (1954) ... (producer - segment "Undersea Research")
 1953 Un musée dans la mer (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 La mer rouge (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Carnet de plongée (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Une sortie du 'Rubis' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Au large des côtes tunisiennes (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Autour d'un récif (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Dauphins et cétacés (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Les phoques du Rio d'Oro (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Silent Landscapes (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Épaves (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Par dix-huit mètres de fond (Documentary short) (producer)
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Other Works:

Book (w/Donald Reynolds Dudley): "World Without Sun":. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jacques Cousteau | Lieutenant de Vaisseau Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the Academie Francaise and the National Academy of Sciences in America. See more »

Trademark:

Red woolen cap

Star Sign:

Gemini

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