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Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002)

Thor Heyerdahl was born on October 6, 1914 in Larvik, Norway. He was a director and writer, known for Galapagos (1955), Aku-Aku (1960) and Kon-Tiki (1950). He was married to Jacqueline Beer, Yvonne Dedekam-Simonsen and Liv Coucheron-Torp. He died on April 18, 2002 in Colla Micheri, Liguria, Italy. See full bio »

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Galapagos Director
(1955)
Aku-Aku Director
(1960)
Kon-Tiki Director
(1950)
(1971)

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 1971 The Ra Expeditions (Documentary)
 1960 Aku-Aku (Documentary)
 1955 Galapagos (Documentary)
 1950 Kon-Tiki (Documentary)
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Other Works:

(1952 Book: "American Indians in the Pacific: The Theory Behind the Kon-Tiki Expedition". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »
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Lived his last years in Güímar, Tenerife, Canary Islands. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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