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Ernest K. Gann (1910–1991)

Ernest K. Gann was born on October 13, 1910 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA as Ernest Kellogg Gann. He is known for his work on The High and the Mighty (1954), Soldier of Fortune (1955) and Island in the Sky (1953). He was married to Dodie Post Gann and Dorothy. He died on December 19, 1991 in San Juan, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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 1985 The Aviator (based upon the book by - as Ernest Gann)
 1981 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
 1981 Masada (TV Mini Series) (novel "The Antagonists" - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
- Part III (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
- Part II (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
- Part I (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter (book)
 1958 Twilight for the Gods (novel) / (screenplay)
 1955 Soldier of Fortune (novel) / (screenplay)
 1954 The High and the Mighty (novel "The High and the Mighty") / (screenplay)
 1953 Island in the Sky (novel "Island in the Sky") / (screenplay)
 1951 The Raging Tide (novel "Fiddler's Green" - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1947 Blaze of Noon (novel)
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 1953 Island in the Sky (technical advisor)
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 1971 The Bob Braun Show (TV Series)
Self - Wrier
- Episode dated 9 March 1971 (1971) ... Self - Wrier

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Novel: "Soldier of Fortune" (filmed as Soldier of Fortune (1955)) See more »

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Ernest Gann


Dodie Post Gann  (his death) | See more »

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American adventure novelist, whose works often deal with aviation and are noted for racy dialogue. He had himself been a professional aviator, who piloted Douglas DC-2 and Douglas DC-3 aircraft for various American airlines in the 1930's. During World War II, he flew C-87 transports for the U.S. Army Air Force Transport Command in diverse and far-flung locations, from the North Atlantic to the ... See more »

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