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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)
 2007 Speak Out (TV Movie)
 1997 Timothy Leary's Last Trip (Documentary)
 1987 The Beat Generation: An American Dream (Documentary)
 1986 What Happened to Kerouac? (Documentary)

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"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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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]


Received a letter from second wife Carolyn (recounted in Kerouac's "On the Road") when their family was at a low point, that told Neal "It's the end of the first half of the century. You're welcome to spend the second half with us." He reconciled with Carolyn, but unfortunately it didn't last - and he only lived another eighteen years. See more »


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