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Eric Hobsbawm (1917–2012)

Eric Hobsbawm was born on June 9, 1917 in Alexandria, Egypt as Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm. He is known for his work on Origins of the Mafia (1976), Jazz (2001) and Machine Gun: History Down the Barrel of a Gun (1999). He was married to Marlene Schwarz and Muriel Seaman. He died on October 1, 2012 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Origins of the Mafia Miscellaneous Crew
Jazz Miscellaneous Crew
Machine Gun: History Down the Barrel of a Gun Himself / Himself - Historian


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 2001 Jazz (TV Mini-Series documentary) (senior advisor - 4 episodes)
- The True Welcome: 1929-1934 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Our Language: 1924 -1929 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- The Gift: 1917-1924 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Gumbo: Beginnings to 1917 (2001) ... (senior advisor)
 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini-Series) (historical consultant - 5 episodes)
- Omertà (1976) ... (historical consultant - as Eric J. Hobsbawm)
- La speranza (1976) ... (historical consultant - as Eric J. Hobsbawm)
- Gli sciacalli (1976) ... (historical consultant - as Eric J. Hobsbawm)
- La legge (1976) ... (historical consultant - as Eric J. Hobsbawm)
- Gli antenati (1976) ... (historical consultant - as Eric J. Hobsbawm)
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 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini-Series) (script collaboration - 5 episodes)
- Omertà (1976) ... (script collaboration)
- La speranza (1976) ... (script collaboration)
- Gli sciacalli (1976) ... (script collaboration)
- La legge (1976) ... (script collaboration)
- Gli antenati (1976) ... (script collaboration)
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 2003 Paris Brothel (TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
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 2009 The American Who Electrified Russia (Documentary)
 2009 Oscar Niemeyer: A Vida é um Sopro (Documentary)
 2007 Ce soir (ou jamais!) (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 December 2007 (2007) ... Himself
 2005 Jazz Britannia (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Jazz Critic
- Stranger on the Shore (2005) ... Himself - Jazz Critic
 1999 Machine Gun: History Down the Barrel of a Gun (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Historian
- White Smoking Devil (1999) ... Himself - Historian (as Prof. Eric Hobsbawm)
 1994 The Late Show (TV Series documentary)
- Age of Extremes (1994) ... Himself
 1985 A Week in Politics (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 April 1985 (1985) ... Himself
 1984 The State and Society (TV Series)
- Revolutions and the Modern State (1984) ... Himself

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Book: "Labouring Man" See more »

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2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eric J. Hobsbawm | Prof. Eric Hobsbawm | Francis Newton

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Marxist historian based in the UK. Father, with wife Marlene, of Andy and Julia Hobsbawm. He also has another son, Joshua. See more »

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