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 In 1945 he published his first novel, Education européenne. … Read More
1952 38 Years Old In 1952 he became the secretary of the French Delegation to the United Nations.


1956 42 Years Old In 1956, he became Consul General in Los Angeles and became acquainted with Hollywood. … 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


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. … Read More
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