Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

Birth
White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 30 Oct 1987 (aged 83)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Memorial ID 8870796 · View Source
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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, 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 .