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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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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]


On Saturday, February 3, 1968 Cassady met up with a wedding party in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and was invited to party. Although he was taking Seconals (the brand name for secobarbital, a barbiturate), he drank pulque, a fermented alcoholic drink made from the maguey plant (an agave known as the "century plant"), before wandering off at night. Alcohol and barbiturates are often a fatal ... See more »


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