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Romain Gary

Writer + Pilot and Diplomat

Romain Gary was a French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Litvak origin. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt twice (under his own name and under a pseudonym).

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  • Movie Review; ‘My Afternoons With Margueritte’
    NYTimes - Sep 16, 2011
  • La Sortie De La Rentrée Littéraire (2) Slate.Fr
    Google News - Sep 02, 2011
  • El Jamás Citado Clarín.Com
    Google News - Aug 31, 2011
  • Beigbeder, Un Film Français Le Figaro
    Google News - Aug 26, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Romain Gary.


1914 Birth Born on May 21, 1914.


1925 11 Years Old Arieh Leib abandoned the family in 1925 and remarried. … Read More


1945 31 Years Old It was in 1945 that he published his first novel Education européenne.
1952 38 Years Old Immediately following his service in the war, he worked in the French diplomatic service in Bulgaria and Switzerland., ultimately becoming the secretary of the French Delegation to the United Nations in New York, in 1952.


1956 42 Years Old In 1956, he became Consul General of France in Los Angeles. … Read More
1962 48 Years Old From 1962 to 1970, Gary was married to American actress Jean Seberg, with whom he had a son, Alexandre Diego Gary. … Read More


1971 57 Years Old In addition to his success as a novelist, he was involved in movies. He wrote the screenplay for the motion picture, The Longest Day and co-wrote and directed the 1971 film Kill!, starring his now ex-wife Seberg.


1979 65 Years Old In 1979, he was a member of the jury at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival. Gary's first wife was the British writer, journalist, and Vogue editor Lesley Blanch (author of The Wilder Shores of Love). They married in 1944 and divorced in 1961.
1980 67 Years Old Gary died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 2 December 1980 in Paris, France. … Read More
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