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Robert W. Service (1874–1958)

Robert W. Service was born on January 16, 1874 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Robert William Service. He was a writer and actor, known for Clancy of the Mounted (1933), The Trail of '98 (1928) and The Roughneck (1924). He was married to Bourgoin, Germain. He died on September 11, 1958 in Lancieux, Côtes-d'Armor, France. See full bio »

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The Roughneck Writer


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 2017 The Fantasmagori (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- My Coffin by Robert W. Service (2017) ... (poem)
 2013 My Inner Life (Short) (writer)
 2011 The Way of the West (poetry "The Men That Don't Eat In", "Clancy of the Mounted Police", 'The Land of Beyond" - as Robert Service)
 2010 The Cremation of Sam McGee (Video short) (written by)
 2001 The Cremation of Sam McGee (Short) (as Robert Service)
 2000 The Midnight Sun (Short) (poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee")
 1996 The Spell of the Yukon (Short) (poems - as Robert Service)
 1990 The Cremation of Sam McGee (Short) (poem)
 1983 Eureka (verse from "Spell of the Yukon" by)
 1965 The Shooting of Dan McGrew (Short) (poem)
 1964 Murder Most Foul (writer: extract of the poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" - uncredited)
 1945 The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Short) (poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew")
 1939 Dangerous Dan McFoo (Short) (poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" - uncredited)
 1933 Clancy of the Mounted (based on a poem by)
 1928 The Trail of '98 (novel "The Trail of '98)
 1924 The Roughneck (novel)
 1920 The Law of the Yukon (poem)
 1916 The Spell of the Yukon (poem)
 1916 The Lure of Heart's Desire (poem "The Spell of the Yukon")
 1915 My Madonna (poem)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Trail of '98: A Northland Romance". NOTE: Filmed as The Trail of '98 (1928). See more »

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Robert Service

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When Service lived in the Yukon, he worked as a journalist, and wrote several poems, including "The Cremation of Sam McGee" and "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" which have come to be considered quintessential Canadian poems. See more »

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