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Kacew, Romain (orig. Romain Kacewgari; pseudonyms Romain Gary, Emile Ajar)

Born: 1914 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Novelists

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French (Lithuanian-born) author and diplomat

 

French consul-general in Los Angeles 1956-1960

 

wrote novels "The Roots of Heaven" 1956 (under pseudonym Romain Gary

 

also "Les Racines du ciel"

 

Prix Goncourt 1956), "La Vie devant soi" 1975 (under pseudonym Emile Ajar

 

translated into English as "Momo"

 

Prix Goncourt 1975), autobiography "Promise at Dawn" 1960 (also "La Promesse de l'aube")

 

suicide

 

husband of Jean Seberg 1963 (divorced 1970)


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