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Dian Fossey

Born: 16-Jan-1932
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 26-Dec-1985
Location of death: Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Gorrilla Cemetery, Karisoke, Kibungo, Rwanda

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Anthropologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gorillas in the Mist

American primatologist famous for her work with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Fossey's 1985 murder has never been solved. Sigourney Weaver played Fossey in the 1988 film Gorillas in the Mist.

    High School: Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA (1949)
    University: Marian Junior College
    University: University of California at Davis
    University: BA Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University (1954)
    University: PhD Zoology, Cambridge University (1974)
    Teacher: Cornell University

    Risk Factors: Emphysema, Sciatica

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