Clive Cussler (1931–2020)

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Probably one of the greatest adventure novelists of our time. When his novel "Raise the Titanic" was bought for $840,000 by Viking Publishing in 1976, it put him on the map after 11 years of hard work. Before his success with RTT, he previously had written "Pacific Vortex", which wasn't published until after his successes, "The Mediterranean Caper"... See full bio »

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Known For

Sahara Writer
(2005)
(1980)
The Sea Hunters Host / narrator
(2002)

Filmography

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 2005 Sahara (novel)
 1980 Raise the Titanic (novel)
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 1980 Raise the Titanic
Bearded Reporter (uncredited)
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 2002 The Sea Hunters (TV Series documentary)
Host / narrator
- The Search for the Young Phoenix (2002) ... Host / narrator
- The Princess Sophia Tragedy (2002) ... Host / narrator
- Mary Celeste (2002) ... Host / narrator
- The Malahat: Queen of the Rum Runners (2002) ... Host / narrator
 2001 Raising the Hunley (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 2001 Sunk on Christmas Eve (TV Movie documentary)
Self / Host
 2000 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Raise the Hunley (2000) ... Self
 1997 The Criminal Calendar (TV Series)
Self
- Clive Cussler (1997) ... Self
 1992 The Dennis Miller Show (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #1.36 (1992) ... Self
 1986 Today (TV Series)
Self
- Dated 30 January 1986 (1986) ... Self
 1978 Read All About It (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #5.15 (1978) ... Self

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (Dirk Pitt series): "Iceberg". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Barbara Knight  (her death)  (3 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

On the screen adaptation of his book, Sahara: "I don't know whose book they think they're adapting but it sure isn't mine. I can't approve what they're doing. I've thrown away all the scripts they've sent me - seven or eight so far - and told them to go back and follow the book. But they refuse. They insist on doing it their way."

Trivia:

Named his popular adventure character "Dirk Pitt" after his own son, Dirk Cussler. See more »

Trademark:

Writes himself into his books

Star Sign:

Cancer

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