Romain Gary

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Birthday
21, 1914
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 2, 1980 (66)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1914
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 2, 1980 (66)

About

A Lithuanian-born author and two-time recipient of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, he is best known for such French-language works as Les racines du ciel (1956) and La vie devant soi (1975). He also wrote the screenplay for the 1962 film, The Longest Day.

Before Fame

He was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and, at the age of fourteen, moved to Nice, France. He served as a combat pilot in World War II; later, he joined the French diplomatic corps.

Trivia

He directed and co-wrote a 1971 film called Kill.

Family Life

He was married to actress Jean Seberg from 1962 until 1970.

Associated With

John Wayne starred in his WWII epic, The Longest Day.