Mark Twain (1835–1910)


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Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri in 1835, grew up in Hannibal. He was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Throughout his career, Twain served as a writer, lecturer, reporter, editor, printer, and prospector. Twain took his pen name from an alert cry used on his steamboat - "by the mark, twain". See full bio »

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  Huckleberry Finn (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn") (pre-production)
 2021 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Video short)
 2021 O prigipas ki o ftohos (TV Movie) (novel: The Prince and the Pauper)
 2020 Huckleberry Finn: A Close Place (Short) (Based on the novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by)
 2020 Tom Sawyer (TV Series) (based on a book by)
 2019 Day of the Stranger (based on the original short story by)
 2019 Super Science Showcase (characters: Tom and Huck Segment)
 2018 The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer (based on the novel by)
 2015 Band of Robbers (novels "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 2014 Mark Twain's the Captain's Story (Short) (original story)
 2013 Mark Twain's Bad Boy Without Grief (Short) (story "The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn't Come to Grief")
 2013 Sunday at the Reissmans' (Short) (essay excerpt "Concerning the Jews" - uncredited)
 2012 Zephyr (Short)
 2012 Huck Finn and the Five Boons (Short) (book: "The Five Boons of Life") / (characters)
 2012 The Adventures of Huck Finn (based on the novel by)
 2012 Tom und Hacke (novel)
 2011 Tom Sawyer (novel)
 2010 The War Prayer (Short)
 2007 The War Prayer (Short) (short story)
 2005 Jump (Documentary) (inspiration)
 2004 Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper (Video) (novel "The Prince and the Pauper" - uncredited)
 2004 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer (2004) ... (characters)
 2002 Childhood Stories (TV Mini Series short) (book)
 2002 Roughing It (TV Movie) (book)
 2001 Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer (Video) (book)
 2000 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Movie) (book)
 2000 Tom Sawyer (Video) (book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 2000 The Million Dollar Kid (story "The $30,000 Bequest")
 1999 The Prince and the Surfer (book "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1999 Arthur's Quest (TV Movie) (book - uncredited)
 1998 The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer (book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" - 1 episode)
- A Knight in Camelot (1998) ... (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
  Television Theater (TV Series) (author - 2 episodes, 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1997)
- Interview (1957) ... (author)
 1996 The Prince and the Pauper (Video) (novel)
 1996 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Mini Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... (novel)
 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) (book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" - 1 episode)
- Work (1996) ... (book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 1995 Tom and Huck (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1995 Charlie's Ghost Story (story)
 1995 Wishbone (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 4 episodes)
- The Prince and the Pooch (1995) ... (based on the novel by)
- Bone of Arc (1995) ... (based on the novel by)
- A Tail in Twain: Part Two (1995) ... (based on the novel by)
- A Tail in Twain: Part One (1995) ... (based on the novel by)
 1994 Huckleberry Finn Monogatri (TV Series) (1994)
 1994 Ava's Magical Adventure (novel)
 1994 A Million to Juan (story "The Million Pound Bank Note")
 1994 Huck and the King of Hearts (based on an original story by)
 1990 Radostny zivot posmrtny (TV Movie) (short story)
 1990 The Prince and the Pauper (Short) (novel)
 1990 Filipp Traum (TV Movie) (story "The Mysterious Stranger")
 1990 An American Summer (novel - uncredited)
 1989 Muz, ktorý skorumpoval Hadleyburg (TV Movie) (story)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1986) (stories - 1 episode, 1989) (story - 1 episode, 1987)
- The Diaries of Adam and Eve (1989) ... (stories)
- The Innocents Abroad (1987) ... (story)
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1986) ... (novel)
- Pudd'nhead Wilson (1984) ... (novel)
 1989 Novye priklyucheniya yanki pri dvore korolya Artura (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1988 Miliónová láska (TV Movie)
 1988 The Chase on Tom Sawyer's Island (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 Zaba (TV Movie) (story)
  ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short) (novel - 1 episode, 1985) (story - 1 episode, 1981)
 1985 The Adventures of Mark Twain (segment "The Jumping Frog of Calavaras County, " "The Diary of Adam and Eve, " "Captain Stormfield's Diary, " "The Mysterious Stranger")
 1984 Huckleberry no Bouken (original story)
 1984 Tridsattisícový odkaz (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1984 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 Sawyer and Finn (TV Movie) (characters from novels)
 1980-1983 Great Performances (TV Series) (book - 2 episodes)
- The Innocents Abroad (1983) ... (book)
- Life on the Mississippi (1980) ... (book)
 1982 Taming the Bicycle (Short) (story)
 1982 The Mysterious Stranger (TV Movie) (story)
 1982 Priklyucheniya Toma Soyera i Geklberri Finna (TV Movie) (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes, 1962) (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" - 2 episodes, 1982)
- The Spaceman and King Arthur: Part 2 (1982) ... (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
- The Spaceman and King Arthur: Part 1 (1982) ... (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1981 Panchito y Arturo (TV Mini Series) (novel "The Prince and the Pauper" - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1981 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (TV Movie) (story "The War Prayer")
 1980 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (TV Series) (based on the novel - 49 episodes)
- Tout est bien (1980) ... (based on the novel)
- La fin de Joe l'Indien (1980) ... (based on the novel)
- La grotte des soupirs (1980) ... (based on the novel)
- La maison hantée (1980) ... (based on the novel)
- Liberté (1980) ... (based on the novel)
 1980 Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (TV Series) (novel - 26 episodes)
- The Whole Truth (1980) ... (novel)
- The Rescue (1980) ... (novel)
- Huck Sawyer-Tom Finn (1980) ... (novel)
- Jim Disappears (1980) ... (novel)
- Where Art Thou, Romeo? (1980) ... (novel)
 1980 The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (TV Movie) (story)
 1979 The Short Story (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1978 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
 1978 Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court (TV Short) (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1977 Crossed Swords (novel)
 1977 Palabras cruzadas (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El gran duelo francés (1977) ... (as Marck Twain)
 1976 Elävä vai kuollut (TV Movie) (short story "Is He Living or Is He Dead?")
 1976 Rasskazy Marka Tvena (TV Movie) (story)
 1976 Gentlemen, Boys (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1976 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (novel)
 1976 Salaperäinen vieras (TV Short) (short story "A Mysterious Visit")
 1975 Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie) (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1974 Huckleberry Finn (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1973 Musical TV Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1973 Tom Sawyer (TV Movie) (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1973 Tom Sawyer (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1973 Festival of Family Classics (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Tom Sawyer (1973) ... (book)
  Hora once (TV Series) (author - 2 episodes, 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- El hombre que corrompió una ciudad (1972) ... (writer)
- El robo del elefante blanco (1970) ... (author)
- Una aventura curiosa (1970) ... (author)
 1972 Prints i nishchiy (TV Movie) (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1972 Úsmevy sveta (TV Mini Series)
 1972 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Movie) (novel)
 1972 O Príncipe E o Mendigo (TV Series) (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1971 Las grandes novelas (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971 Theatre Macabre (TV Series) (short story by - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Demoralized Hadleyburg (1971) ... (short story by)
  Novela (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1964 - 1971) (novel - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (novella - 1 episode, 1965)
- Tom Sawyer, detective (1966) ... (novel)
 1970 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (TV Movie) (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1970 Podivný výslech (TV Movie)
 1969 Aventuras de Huck (TV Series) (story)
 1968-1969 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series) (writer - 20 episodes)
- All Whirlpools Lead to Atlantis (1969) ... (writer)
- The Conquistador Curse (1969) ... (writer)
- Strange Experiment (1969) ... (writer)
- Prophecy of Peril (1969) ... (writer)
- Son of the Sun (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 Bourka (TV Mini Series) (short story)
 1968 Les aventures de Tom Sawyer (TV Mini Series) (novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1968 Moartea lui Joe Indianul (novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1968 The £1, 000, 000 Bank Note (TV Mini Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (1968) ... (novel)
- Votes for Women (1968) ... (novel)
- Never Pay Your Tailor (1968) ... (novel)
- A Bet Is Made (1968) ... (novel)
 1967 The Man Who Demoralized Hadleyburg (TV Movie) (story "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg")
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
 1967 They Are Not Oranges, They Are Horses (story "Alive or Dead?")
 1967 Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! (TV Special documentary) (writings - uncredited)
 1967 Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie) (novel)
 1966 Prinz und Betteljunge (TV Movie) (novel)
 1966 Výnatky z Adamova deníku (TV Movie) (short story)
 1965 Dedictví na úver (TV Movie) (short story)
 1964 Un español en la corte del rey Arturo (novel "A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court")
 1964 Ukkonen (TV Short) (short story "Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning")
 1963 A lóvátett város (TV Movie) (novel - The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg)
 1963 O Príncipe E o Mendigo (TV Series) (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1963 Aysecik the Poor Princess (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1963 Kobna plocica (TV Movie) (novel)
 1962 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Un pari de milliardaire (1962) ... (novel)
 1962 The Prince and the Pauper (from the story by)
 1961 Kinderkrankheiten (TV Movie)
 1960 Mel-O-Toons (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Tom Sawyer (1960) ... (book - uncredited)
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series) (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - 1 episode)
- The Ballad of Huckleberry Finn, Part 1 (1960) ... (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
  Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1960) (characters - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1960) ... (novel)
- Tom and Huck (1960) ... (characters)
 1960 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (TV Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- Lost and Found (1960) ... (novel)
- Buried Treasure (1960) ... (novel)
- Noble Tom (1960) ... (novel)
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1960) ... (novel)
- The Saving of Muff Potter (1960) ... (novel)
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" - 1 episode)
- Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur (1960) ... (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1959 Tom Sawyer megszökik (TV Movie) (original story)
 1959 O Príncipe e o Pobre (TV Series) (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1959 O Roubo do Elefante Branco (TV Movie) (novel)
 1958 Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (TV Series) (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1958 Zur guten Nacht (TV Short)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1957) ... (novel)
  The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1957) (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1957) ... (story)
- Tom Sawyer (1956) ... (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
  The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1957) (story - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1957) ... (novel) / (story)
 1957 Tri humoreske (TV Movie) (short stories)
 1955 Mark Twain (TV Movie) (based on a story by)
 1955 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- The Coronation (1955) ... (novel)
- Prison (1955) ... (novel)
- Hendon Hall (1955) ... (novel)
- The Beggars (1955) ... (novel)
- Miles Hendon (1955) ... (novel)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) ... (novel)
 1955 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie) (story)
 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 1955 Die Galerie der großen Detektive (TV Series) (novel "Pudd'nhead Wilson" - 1 episode)
- David Wilson sammelt Spuren (1955) ... (novel "Pudd'nhead Wilson")
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary) (story)
 1954 Et interview (TV Movie) (author)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" - 1 episode)
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1954) ... (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series) (adapted from his novel "Tom Sawyer" - 1 episode)
- A Little Child Shall Lead Them (1954) ... (adapted from his novel "Tom Sawyer")
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dividing Line (1954) ... (story)
 1954 Man with a Million (story)
 1953 A Million Pounds (novel)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Happy Journey (1953) ... (story - segment "The Five Gifts of Life")
 1952 Huckleberry Finn (TV Series) (novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - 7 episodes)
- Back to the River (1952) ... (novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
- The Auction (1952) ... (novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
- The Wilks' Fortune (1952) ... (novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
- The Rightful King of France? (1952) ... (novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
- Life on the Mississippi (1952) ... (novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1952 Studio One (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1952) ... (novel - as Samuel Clemens)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series) (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" - 1 episode)
- Tom Sawyer, the Glorious Whitewasher (1952) ... (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1951) ... (novel)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (short story by - 1 episode)
- The Million Pound Note (1950) ... (short story by)
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Million Pound Bank Note (1949) ... (short story)
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (novel "A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court")
 1948 Best Man Wins (story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County")
 1943 The Prince and the Pauper (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1938 Tom Sawyer, Detective (novel)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (the beloved classic by)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1936 Tom Sawyer (novel)
 1931 Huckleberry Finn (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")
 1930 Tom Sawyer (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1920 The Prince and the Pauper (novel "The Prince and the Pauper")
 1920 Tamás úrfi kalandjai (novel - The adventures of Tom Sawyer)
 1920 Huckleberry Finn (novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1918 Huck and Tom (novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Huckleberry Finn")
 1917 Tom Sawyer (novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer")
 1916 Pudd'nhead Wilson (novel)
 1915 The Prince and the Pauper (novel)
 1911 Science (Short) (story "A Dog's Tale")
 1909 The Prince and the Pauper (Short) (novel)
 1907 Tom Sawyer (Short)
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His novel inspired the musical, "Big River," in a Center Theatre Group and Deaf West Theatre presentation at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. Roger Miller was composer and lyricists. William Hauptman wrote the book. Todd Haimes, Ellen Richard, Julia C. Levy, Ed Waterstreet and Bill O'Brien were producers. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 26 Print Biographies | 30 Portrayals | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Samuel Clemens | Marck Twain

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Olivia Langdon  (her death)  (4 children)
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country, we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. See more »

Trivia:

His character of Tom Sawyer was honored by an 8¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the American Folklore series, issued 13 October 1972. See more »

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Characters often hail from Mississippi See more »

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Sam

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Sagittarius

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