Thor Heyerdahl

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Birthday
6, 1914
Birthplace
Larvik, Norway
Death Date
Apr 18, 2002 (87)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1914
Birthplace
Larvik, Norway
Death Date
Apr 18, 2002 (87)

About

Leader of the famous Norwegian Kon-Tiki and Ra scientific expeditions that set out to prove ancient civilizations could reach each other across the ocean.

Before Fame

He studied zoology and geography at the University of Oslo, but dropped out to travel.

Trivia

Both of his famous expeditions were made into popular films and books.

Family Life

His third wife, Jacqueline Beer, was a movie actress and won Miss France in 1954.

Associated With

His third wife starred for six years as Suzanne on the TV series 77 Sunset Strip with Edd Kookie Byrnes.