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Michael Crichton (John Michael Crichton)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Roslyn, New York. His father was a journalist and encouraged him to write and to type. Michael gave up studying English at Harvard University, having become disillusioned with the teaching standards--the final straw came when he submitted an essay by George Orwell that was given a "B-." After giving up English and spending a year in Europe, Michael returned to Boston, Massachusetts, and attended Havard Medical School to train as a doctor. Several times, he was persuaded not to quit the course but did so after qualifying in 1969. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996

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Character: Himself - Writer

Beyond Jurassic Park 2001

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009

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Character: Bearded Surgeon

The Andromeda Strain 1971

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Writing