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Neal Cassady (1926–1968)

Neal Cassady became the well-spring from which the Beat Generation gushed forth due to his close friendships with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg Born on February 8, 1926 (in the back of a car, according to his own fanciful musings). Cassady -- arguably the most famous non-professional automobile driver in history -- became famous as Dean Morarity... See full bio »

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 2009 Professor Norman Cornett (Documentary) (writer: "Pull My Daisy")
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 2011 Love Always, Carolyn (Documentary)
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 2007 Speak Out (TV Movie)
 1997 Timothy Leary's Last Trip (Documentary)
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 1987 The Beat Generation: An American Dream (Documentary)
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 1986 What Happened to Kerouac? (Documentary)
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Other Works:

"The First Third and Other Writings" (autobiography, essays and letters), City Lights Books, 1971

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

Twenty years of fast living - there's just not much left, and my kids are all screwed up. Don't do what I have done. [Advice to a young friend, January, 1967]

Trivia:

Usually referred to as "Dean Moriarty" or "Cody Pomeray" in Kerouac's (autobiographical) novels, while Allen Ginsberg referred to him as "N.C., secret hero of these poems" in his landmark "Howl" (titled by Kerouac) and other works. See more »

Nickname:

The Holy Goof

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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