Ayn Rand was named Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum in 1905 when she was born. Today, she is known for her two best-selling novels, "Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged". She died in 1982 at the age of 77. During Rand's lifetime, she wrote three novels, "We the Living" in 1936, "Fountainhead" in 1943 and "Atlas Shrugged" in 1957.

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