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Romain Gary (1914–1980)

Romain Gary was born on May 8, 1914 in Vilna, Russian Empire [now Vilnius, Lithuania]. He was a writer and actor, known for The Longest Day (1962), Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (1971) and Birds in Peru (1968). He was married to Jean Seberg and Lesley Blanch. He died on December 2, 1980 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 66) in Paris, France

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Birds in Peru Writer


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 2020 The Life Ahead (based on the book by)
 2017 Promise at Dawn (novel)
 2010 La vie devant soi (TV Movie) (based on a novel by)
 2010/I Promise (Short) (based on an extract of 'La Promesse de l'aube')
 2007 Les cerfs-volants (TV Movie) (novel)
 1994 Les faussaires (novel "La Tete Coupable")
 1993 Genghis Cohn (novel "The Dance of Genghis Cohn")
 1984 Les cerfs-volants (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Lila (1984) ... (novel)
- La poursuite du bleu (1984) ... (novel)
 1982 White Dog (story)
 1979 Gros câlin (novel - as Emile Ajar)
 1979 Womanlight (novel "Clair de Femme")
 1977 Madame Rosa (novel - as Emile Ajar)
 1974 Le faux (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971 Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (written for the screen by)
 1971 The Ski Bum (novel)
 1970 Promise at Dawn (novel)
 1970 Ein Humanist (TV Movie) (story)
 1968 Birds in Peru (screenplay) / (story)
 1965 Lady L (novel "Lady L")
 1962 The Longest Day (additional episodes written by)
 1961 Nö a barakkban (TV Movie)
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women (novel "The Colors of the Day")
 1958 The Roots of Heaven (novel "Les Racines du Ciel") / (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Les Racines du Ciel". NOTES: (1) Filmed as The Roots of Heaven (1958). (2) Won the 1956 Prix Goncourt Award. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Emile Ajar


Jean Seberg  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »


Diego Gary


Arieh-Leïb Kacew,

Did You Know?


He was the illegitimate son of a famous Russian actor of the silent era, Ivan Mosjoukine. His book, "Promise At Dawn", is an account of his childhood and early manhood, and of the influence of his lively Polish mother. It was the basis of a 1971 film directed by Jules Dassin, and three young actors played Gary at different ages - Didier Haudepin had the most screen time of the three. See more »


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