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Doug Tompkins (1943–2015)

Doug Tompkins was born on March 20, 1943 in Conneaut, Ohio, USA as Douglas Rainsford Tompkins. He is known for his work on 180° South (2010), Im Fluss des Lebens (2012) and Entrepreneurs (1986). He was married to Kristine L. McDivitt Wear and Susie Tompkins Buell. He died on December 8, 2015 in Coihaique, Patagonia, Chile. See full bio »
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180° South
180° South Music Department
Im Fluss des Lebens
Entrepreneurs Himself


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 2010 180° South (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
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 1997 The Call of the Mountain (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2012 Im Fluss des Lebens (Documentary)
 2010 180° South (Documentary)
 2002 In the Shadow of the Condor (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Entrepreneurs (TV Movie documentary)

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Douglas Tompkins

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Tompkins was one of the founders of The North Face, which began as a ski and backpacking retail and mail order operation before it was bought out by VF Corp. in 2000. He also founded with his wife, Susie, the Esprit clothing company in San Francisco in 1968. See more »

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