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Mary Leakey (1913–1996)

Mary Leakey was born on February 6, 1913 in London, England as Mary Douglas Nicol. She is known for her work on Africa: The Serengeti (1994) and National Geographic Specials (1965). She was married to Louis Leakey. She died on December 9, 1996 in Nairobi, Kenya. See full bio »


(age 83) in Nairobi, Kenya

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Africa: The Serengeti Additional Crew


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 1994 Africa: The Serengeti (Documentary short) (consultant)
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 1966-1988 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary)
- Mysteries of Mankind (1988) ... Self
- Dr. Leakey and the Dawn of Man (1966) ... Self
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 1995 30 Years of National Geographic Specials (TV Movie documentary)

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I've found him - found our man! [on her 1959 discovery in Tanzania of a 1.8-million-year-old hominid skull, one of the earliest traces of human origin]


English archaeologist and paleontologist whose crucial discoveries include Proconsul africanus, a 1.7 million-year-old dryopithecine (primitive ape) in 1948, at Rusinga Island, in Lake Victoria; then the 1.75 million-year-old hominid Zinjanthropus (later reclassified as Australopithecus boisei) at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, in 1959; and Homo habilis, a new species contemporary with, but more ... See more »

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