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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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 2011 Magic Trip (Documentary)
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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

Publicity Listings:

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:

Was arrested for selling marijuana and sentenced to 10 years in San Quentin Prison in 1958. His friend (and some-time lover of Cassady's second wife Carolyn) Jack Kerouac, who had made him famous by writing of him as Dean Moriarity in "On the Road", felt guilty as he felt Neal's notoriety had made him none to narcotics cops in San Francisco. Actually, Cassady did little to disguise the fact that ... See more »

Nickname:

The Holy Goof

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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