Gary, Romain


Gary, Romain
(Romain Kacewgari / May 8, 1914, Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania) - December 2, 1980, Paris, France)
   The son of Polish Jews, he settled in France with his mother at age fourteen. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in law, he published his first short stories in the monthly newspaper Gringoire (1935-1937). A French citizen since 1935, he served in the Free French Air Force during World War II and chose Gary ("burn" in Russian) as his nom de guerre and nom de plume. After the liberation of France, he worked in the French diplomatic service. In 1945, he published his first novel (Education européenne). Several of his books were brought to the screen: 1958 The Roots of Heaven (John Huston, USA); 1959 The Man Who Understood Women (Nunnally Johnson, USA); 1965 Lady L (Peter Ustinov, France / Italy / UK); 1970 Promise at Dawn / La Promesse de l'Aube (Jules Dassin, USA / France); 1977 La Vie devant soi / UK: A Life Ahead / USA: Madame Rosa (Moshé Mizrahi); 1979 Clair de Femme / Chiaro di donna / Die Liebe einer Frau / USA: Womanlight (Costa-Gavras, France / Italy / West Germany); Gros Câlin / Cocco mio (Jean-Pierre Rawson, France / Italy); 1981 Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid / Au-delà de cette Limite, votre Ticket n'est plus valu­able / A Slow Descent into Hell / Finishing Touch (George Kaczender, Canada); 1982 White Dog (Samuel Fuller, USA); 1993 Genghis Cohn (TV movie, Elijah Moshin-sky, UK); 1994 Les Faussaires (from the novel La Tête coupable, Frédéric Blum); 2007 Les Cerfs-volants (TV, Jérôme Cornuau, France / Belgium). He also was a script consultant (1962 The Longest Day, Ken Annakin, Gerd Oswald, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Elmo Williams, Darryl F. Zanuck, USA) and appeared in a Claude Chabrol film (1967 La Route de Corinthe / Criminal Story / O Dromos tis Korinthou / UK: The Road to Corinth / USA: Who's Got the Black Box, France / Italy / Greece) in which co-starred his wife, American actress Jean Seberg (1938-1979).
 Filmography
1968 ◘ Les Oiseaux vont mourir au Pérou / USA: Birds in Peru (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1972 ◘ Kill! / Kill: Matar / USA: Kill! Kill! Kill! (also screenwriter, dialogist; France / West Germany / Spain)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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  • Gary, Romain — ▪ French author original name  Romain Kacew , pseudonyms  Émile Ajar ,  Shatan Bogat ,  Lucien Brûlard ,  René Deville , and  Fosco Sinibaldi  born May 8, 1914, Vilnius, Lith., Russian Empire died Dec. 2, 1980, Paris, France       Lithuanian born …   Universalium

  • Gary, Romain — ► (1914 80) Seudónimo de Romain Kacew, escritor francés. Escribió novelas, teatro y ensayo. Autor de la trilogía La comedia americana (1966 70) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gary, Romain — pseud. di Kacew, Romain …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Gary, Romain — (1914 80)    French novelist. Born in Vilna, he moved to Poland when he was seven, and in 1926 settled in Nice. He served in the French diplomatic service and was consul general in Los Angeles from 1956 to 1960. His A European Education includes… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Romain Kacew — Romain Gary Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gary. Romain Gary Statue de Romain Gary à Vilnius Nom de naissance Roman Kacew Autres noms Émile Ajar …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Romain Gary — (Roman Kacew), escritor y diplomático judío ruso, nacionalizado francés, (1914 1980). Contenido 1 …   Wikipedia Español

  • GARY (R.) — GARY ROMAIN (1914 1980) Né en Russie, moitié tartare et moitié juif, Romain Gary a commencé à s’illustrer, durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, comme aviateur français au sein de l’escadrille Lorraine. Son courage et sa puissance physique lui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Romain Gary — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gary. Romain Gary Nom de naissance Roman Kacew Autres noms Émile Ajar, Shatan Bogat, Fosco Sinibaldi Activités diplomate, écrivain, cinéaste …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gary — ► C. del N de E.U.A., al NO del estado de Indiana; 116 650 h. Gary, Romain * * * (as used in expressions) Becker, Gary S(tanley) Cooper, Gary Gary, Elbert H(enry) Player, Gary (Jim) Snyder, Gary (Sherman) Wozniak, Stephen G(ary) …   Enciclopedia Universal

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