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Carl Sagan

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Birthday
9, 1934
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Dec 20, 1996 (62)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1934
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Dec 20, 1996 (62)

About

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.

Trivia

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.