Carl Sagan


Birthday November 9, 1934

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Brooklyn, NY

DEATH DATE Dec 20, 1996 (62)

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Astronomer whose love of space inspired readers and TV viewers to look to the stars. He is best known for co-writing and narrating the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

Before Fame

He grew up with a strong desire to learn and was fascinated by dinosaurs and stars as a boy.


He wrote the novel Contact, which was adapted into a film in 1997 with Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, and Jodie Foster.

Family Life

He married his third wife, Ann Druyan, in 1981.

Associated With

Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted 2014's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a follow-up to Sagan's Cosmos.