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Joseph Campbell

  • Birth 26 Mar 1904 White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Death 30 Oct 1987 Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Memorial ID 8870796

Mythologist, Author. He became fascinated with Native American culture as a child and this lead to a lifelong interest in mythology and religion, in particular the similar themes that were found across various cultures throughout history. A professor at Sarah Lawrence College for thirty-eight years he was the author of several books, including "The Hero With a Thousand Faces," "Myths to Live By," and a four-volume series entitled "The Masks of God." In 1986 he completed the filming of a PBS series with Bill Moyers called The Power of Myth and later co-authored a book of the same title with Moyers. Campbell’s friend, film director George Lucas, is said to have based the Star Wars series on ideas gleaned from Campbell’s books.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8870796
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Campbell (26 Mar 1904–30 Oct 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8870796, citing O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .