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Dian Fossey (1932–1985)

Dian Fossey was born on January 16, 1932 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was a director and writer, known for Gorillas in the Mist (1988), The World About Us (1967) and National Geographic Specials (1965). She died on December 26, 1985 in Karisoke, Rwanda. See full bio »

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(age 53) in Karisoke, Rwanda

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(1988)
(1976-1981)
National Geographic Specials Self - Primatologist / Self
(1971-2002)

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 1981 The World About Us (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
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When you understand the value of all life, you think less about what is past and think instead about the protection of the future. See more »

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She was hacked to death in her jungle camp on the slopes of Rwanda's Mount Visoke, a 12,175-foot dormant volcano, where she resided among endangered mountain gorillas. Dian was buried next to her beloved animals in the gorilla cemetery. See more »

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