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Nathaniel Branden (1930–2014)

Nathaniel Branden was born on April 9, 1930 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada as Nathan Blumenthal. He was married to Leigh Horton, Estella Devers, Patrecia Wynand and Barbara Branden. He died on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace Himself - Member of Ayn Rand's circle, 1950s
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 2011 All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Member of Ayn Rand's circle, 1950s
- Love and Power (2011) ... Himself - Member of Ayn Rand's circle, 1950s
 2010 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary)
- Self-Esteem (2010) ... Himself
 2001 Lifestyle Magazine (TV Series documentary)
- Self-Esteem (2001) ... Himself
 1989 Booknotes (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 July 1989 (1989) ... Himself
 1972 The Bob Braun Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 February 1972 (1972) ... Himself

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Other Works:

"My Years with Ayn Rand", Jossey-Bass, 1999 ( ISBN 0787945137) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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When Branden split with mentor (and lover) Ayn Rand in the late 1960s, she reportedly asked him what he'd ever developed or created on his own, and what he'd be able to do without her endorsement. Branden had tried to integrate his groundbreaking work on self-esteem into Rand's Objectivist philosophy, but Rand hadn't given it much consideration. Branden was thus free to build a new career in ... See more »


Had a longtime habit of running to meetings and lectures, even while dressed in a suit.

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