Clive Cussler

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Birthday
15, 1931
Birthplace
Aurora, IL
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1931 (age 87)
Birthplace
Aurora, IL

About

An oceanographer and best-selling author, he is particularly known for his Dirk Pitt adventure novels. His other serial works include the Oregon Files and the Isaac Bell Adventures.

Before Fame

He became an Eagle Scout at the young age of fourteen. He briefly studied at Pasadena City College before serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Trivia

The film, Raise the Titanic!, was based on one of his novels. A passionate oceanographer, he founded the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), which uncovered numerous shipwreck sites.

Family Life

He married Barbara Knight in 1955. The couple subsequently had three children: Teri, Dirk, and Dayna.

Associated With

Fans often compare his novels to those of Michael Crichton.