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Hugo Van Lawick (1937–2002)

Hugo Van Lawick was born on April 10, 1937 in Soerabaja, Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies. He was a cinematographer and producer, known for People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe (1988), The World About Us (1967) and Jane (2017). He was married to Jane Goodall. He died on June 2, 2002 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. See full bio »


(age 65) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The World About Us Cinematographer
Jane Camera and Electrical Department
The Leopard Son Cinematographer


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 2009 Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2006 Built for the Kill (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2002 Addo, koning der dieren (Documentary)
 2000 Nature (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Earth Navigators (2000) ... (photography)
 1999 Cheetah Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Serengeti Symphony (Documentary)
 1996 The Leopard Son (Documentary)
 1995 Wings Over the Serengeti (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Serengeti Diary (TV Movie)
 1988 People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Among the Wild Chimpanzees (TV Movie documentary)
 1975-1976 The World About Us (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- The Hyena Story (1975)
 1966-1971 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Winged World (1967)
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Alternate Names:

Baron Hugo Van Lawick

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