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Jack Kerouac (1922–1969)


Jack Kerouac was born into a French-Canadian family and spoke French before he learned English. His father was a printer and a local businessman. His first story was inspired by the radio show "The Shadow". As a young writer he styled himself after Thomas Wolfe, and attended Columbia University. Although his most famous novel is "On the Road", ... See full bio »

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Known For

On the Road
On the Road Writer
(2012)
Big Sur
Big Sur Writer
(2013)
Pull My Daisy
Pull My Daisy Writer
(1959)
Kerouac, the Movie
(1985)

Filmography

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 2015 L'aura de minuit (Video short)
 2013 Big Sur (novel)
 2012 On the Road (based on the novel by)
 2010 On the Trail: Jack Kerouac in Cheyenne (Documentary short) (novel)
 2001 Book of Blues (Short) (poems)
 1997 The Fifties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (novel "On The Road" - 1 episode)
- The Beat (1997) ... (novel "On The Road")
 1995 United States of Poetry (TV Mini-Series documentary) (poem)
 1993 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (novel "On The Road")
 1986 What Happened to Kerouac? (Documentary) (works "On the Road", "Visions of Cody", "Desolation Angels", "Mexico City Blues" and "Dr. Sax and others")
 1985 Kerouac, the Movie (Documentary) (works "Visions of Gerard", "Dr. Sax", "Vanity of Duluoz", "The Town and the City", "On the Road", "Desolation Angels", "Dharma Bums" and "Big Sur and others")
 1962 On the Road (TV Series) (story)
 1960 The Subterraneans (novel)
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short) (writer)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Visions of Cody" See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean-Louis Incogniteau | Jean-Louis | Jean-Louis de Lebris Kerouac | John Kerouac

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference! See more »

Trivia:

When World War II broke out, in a drunken haze he enlisted in the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard all on the same day. He ultimately shipped out for Naval training at Great Lakes, but soured on the whole idea after a few weeks, and started to give an unfinished manuscript more attention than anything else. Sensing a breakdown of some kind, his superiors sent him for psychological evaluation, ... See more »

Trademark:

Originated the term "Beat Generation."

Nickname:

Jean-Louis See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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