Robert McNamara (I) (1916–2009)

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Robert S. McNamara was born in San Francisco, California on June 9, 1916. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1937 with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He went on to earn a Masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1939 and had a job of teacher here from 1940 to 1943. ... See full bio »

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Why Vietnam? Himself
Nova Himself - Former Secretary of Defense


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 2010 Countdown to Zero (Documentary)
 2008 History (TV Series documentary)
 2005 The Daily Politics (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 June 2005 (2005) ... Himself
 2005 Jonathan Dimbleby (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 June 2005 (2005) ... Himself
 2005 HARDtalk (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 June 2005 (2005) ... Himself
 2004 The Doomsday Clock (TV Movie)
Himself - Secretary of Defense - Kennedy and Johnson administrations
 2003 JFK: A Presidency Revealed (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 The Cold War and Beyond (Documentary)
Himself (as Robert S. McNamara)
 2001 America's Lost Bombs: The True Story of Broken Arrows (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Robert S. McNamara)
 2001 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
Himself - U.S. Secretery of Defence, 1961-1968
- Cold War: The Kennedy Years (2001) ... Himself - U.S. Secretery of Defence, 1961-1968
- Cold War: Cuba's Communist Revolution ... Himself - U.S. Secretery of Defence, 1961-1968
 1999 The Vietnam War: A Descent Into Hell (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Cold War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Vietnam (1998) ... Himself
- The Wall (1998) ... Himself
- Sputnik (1998) ... Himself
- M.A.D. (1998) ... Himself
- Good Guys, Bad Guys (1998) ... Himself
 1992 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
 1988 JFK Remembered (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Crossfire (TV Series)
Himself - Former Secretary of Defense
- Episode dated 25 January 1988 (1988) ... Himself - Former Secretary of Defense
 1984 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 November 1984 (1984) ... Himself
 1983 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Former Secretary of Defense
- Nuclear Strategy for Beginners (1983) ... Himself - Former Secretary of Defense
 1983 Vietnam: A Television History (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- LBJ Goes to War: 1964-1965 (1983) ... Himself
 1965 Why Vietnam? (Documentary)
 1964 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
- Vietnam (1964) ... Himself
 1963-1964 CBS Reports (TV Series documentary)
Himself - U.S. Secretary of Defense / Himself-Interviewee
- Episode dated 1 April 1964 (1964) ... Himself - U.S. Secretary of Defense
- McNamara and the Pentagon (1963) ... Himself-Interviewee
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Other Works:

Book: "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 15 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert S. McNamara

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Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated. See more »


U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1961-68. See more »


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