Who is Hugo van Lawick?
Born on 10 April 1937, Hugo Arndt Rodolf, Baron van Lawick was a Dutch wildlife filmmaker and photographer who was best known to popularize the study of chimpanzees during his wife Jane Goodall’s studies at Gombe Stream National Park during the 1960s and 1970s. His films drew the attention of the viewing public to the dramatic life cycles of several wild animals of the Serengeti, such as wild dogs, elephants, and lions.
He won eight Emmy awards for his films, and was appointed officer in the Order of the Golden Ark in 1992 by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the co-founder of the WWF.
Hugo van Lawick Family / Siblings / Ethnicty
He was born in Indonesia as the son of Baron Hugo Anne Victor Raoul van Lawick and the former Isabella Sophia van Ittersum. His father was a pilot, and upon his death while in service the Baroness moved Hugo and his brother first to Australia, then to England. His mother and brother moved to the Netherlands shortly after the end of World War II. In 1947, he joined them in Amersfoort.
Hugo van Lawick Wife / Spouse / Children
Hugo married Jane Goodall in 1964 and divorced in 1974. Then, he married Theresa Rice in 1978 and later, divorced in 1984. he had a son Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick.
Hugo van Lawick Net Worth / Died / Age
As of 2022, Hugo was 85 years old and had a net worth of $2 million. He died at the age of 65. On 7 June, during a ceremony attended by family, friends, staff and government officials, Hugo was buried at the place his tent had stood for over 30 years in his camp in the Serengeti.
- Full Name: Hugo Arndt Rodolf, Baron van Lawick
- Nick Names: Hugo van Lawick
- Birthday: 10 April 1937
- Age in 2022: 85
- Died: 2 June 2002
- Birth Place: Surabaya, Dutch East Indies
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- Profession: Wildlife photographer, Film maker
- Nationality: Dutch
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- Net Worth: $2 million
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 75 kg
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- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Black
- Father: Baron Hugo Anne Victor Raoul van Lawick
- Mother: Isabella Sophia van Ittersum
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- Brother: 1
- Wife / Spouse: Theresa Rice (m. 1978–1984), Jane Goodall (m. 1964–1974)
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- Children: Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick