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Adamson, Joy-Friederike Victoria (Joy Friedericke Victoria Gessner)

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Naturalists


1910 - Adamson was born Joy Friedericke Victoria Gessner in Opava, Czech Republic (formerly Troppau, Austria) on January 20, 1910.


1955 - Appeared in the British television crime drama titled "The Vise". Studied and painted animals in the wild.


1980 - On January 3, 1980, Adamson was murdered by his employee.


List of Books written by Adamson:


Born Free: A lioness of two worlds (1960)


Living Free: The story of Elsa and her cubs (1966)


Forever Free: Elsa's Pride (1964)


The Spotted Sphinx (1969)


Pippa: The Cheetah and her Cubs (1970)


Joy Adamson's Africa (1972)


Pippa's Challenge (1972)


Peoples of Kenya (1975)


The searching spirit: An autobiography (1978)


Queen of Shaba: The Story of an African Leopard (1980)


Friends from the Forest (1980)



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