Romain Gary: Brief Biography, History And Dates

Romain Gary, novelist, was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. His father was Russian and his mother was French. When he was fourteen, he moved to France where he later studied law.

BIOGRAPHY

Romain Gary, novelist, was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. When he was fourteen, he moved to France where he later studied law. He served with the Free French Forces during World War II. Following the war he began a career in the French diplomatic services which lasted 20 years.

Gary wrote in both French and English and under the pseudonyms Emile Ajar Gary and Fosco Sinibaldi. He published his first novel, L'EDUCATION EUROPEENNE (FOREST OF ANGER), when he was 31. His film, LES OISEAUX VONT MOURIR AU PEROU, was banned by the Cinema Control Commission.

Gary died from a self-inflicted gunshot in Paris, France in 1980.

CHRONOLOGY

1914

He was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. (May 8)

1928

He moved to France.

1945

L'EDUCATION EUROPEENNE (FOREST OF ANGER)

1946

TULIPE

1949

LE GRAND VESTIAIRE

1952

LES COLEURS DU JOUR (THE COLOURS OF THE DAY)

1956

RACINES DU CIEL (THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN); He began working as a diplomat in Los Angeles.



1959

LADY L

1960

LA PRMESSE DE L'AUBE

1961

JOHNNIE COEUR

1962

GLOIRE A NOS ILLUSTRES PIONNIERS

1965

THE SKI BUM; POUR SGNARELLE

1966

LA COMEDIE AMERICAINE

1967

LA DANSE DE GENGIS COHN

1968

The Cinema Control Commission requested a ban on LES OISEAUX VONT MOURIR AU PEROU.

1969

ADIEU GARY COOPER

1970

CHIEN BLANC

1974

LA NUIT SEAR CALME

1975

AU-DELA DE CETTE LIMITE VOTRE TICKET N'EST PLUS VALABLE

1976

LA VIE DEVANT SOI

1977

CLAIR DE FEMME

1979

LES CLOWNS LYRIQUES

1980

LES CERFS-VOLANTS; He died by suicide in Paris, France. (December 2)

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