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James A. Michener (1907–1997)

James A. Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA as James Albert Michener. He is known for his work on Adventures in Paradise (1959), Return to Paradise (1953) and South Pacific (1958). He was married to Mari Michener, Vange Nord and Patti Koon. He died on October 16, 1997 in Austin, Texas, USA. See full bio »

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(age 90) in Austin, Texas, USA

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(1959-1962)
(1953)
South Pacific Writer
(1958)
Sayonara Writer
(1957)

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 2008 Memories of Centennial (Video documentary short) (story - as James Michener)
 2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales of the South Pacific" by - 1 episode)
- 'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall (2006) ... (adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales of the South Pacific" by)
 2001 South Pacific (TV Movie) (novel "Tales of the South Pacific")
 1994 Texas (TV Movie) (novel)
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Part V (1985) ... (novel)
- Part IV (1985) ... (novel)
- Part III (1985) ... (novel)
- Part II (1985) ... (novel)
- Part I (1985) ... (novel)
 1981 Kent State (TV Movie) (book "Kent State: What Happened and Why")
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by - 12 episodes)
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... (based on the novel by)
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... (based on the novel by)
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... (based on the novel by)
- The Crime (1979) ... (based on the novel by)
- The Storm (1979) ... (based on the novel by)
 1978 Caravans (novel)
 1976 Dynasty (TV Movie) (story)
 1970 The Hawaiians (novel "Hawaii")
 1966 Hawaii (novel)
 1963 Donovan's Reef (story - uncredited)
 1959-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (creator - 90 episodes)
- Blueprint for Paradise (1962) ... (creator - as James Michener)
- The Baby Sitters (1962) ... (creator - as James Michener)
- The Dream Merchant (1962) ... (creator - as James Michener)
- A Bride for the Captain (1962) ... (creator - as James Michener)
- The Beach at Belle Anse (1962) ... (creator - as James Michener)
 1958 South Pacific (based on "Tales of the South Pacific" by)
 1957 Sayonara (based on the novel by)
 1957 Until They Sail (story)
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri (novel)
 1954 Men of the Fighting Lady (story "The Forgotten Heroes of Korea")
 1953 Return to Paradise (adapted from the story by)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Jungle (1952) ... (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Drifters" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Michener
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I think it's remarkable that a man could write the kind of thing I do
  • lengthy, intricate, not dependent on sex or violence - and acquire
the readership I have." (1980)

Trivia:

He ran as a Democratic candidate for Congress in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1962. Although his campaign was well-fought, he was defeated by his Republican opponent. See more »

Trademark:

High rate of literary output, given the immense size of so many of his novels See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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