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Ken Kesey (1935–2001)


Kesey burst into the literary scene with the "Cuckoo's Nest" in 1962 which he wrote from his experiences working at a veterans hospital. During this period, he volunteered for the testing on the drug LSD. After writing his second novel, "Sometimes A Great Notion," he bought an old school bus dubbed "Further." With Neal Cassidy at the wheel and ... See full bio »

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(age 66) in Eugene, Oregon, USA

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 2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Documentary) (based on the works of) / (words and recordings)
 2000 Twister: A Musical Catastrophe (Video) (play "Twister: A Ritual Reality in Three Quarters Plus Overtime if Necessary")
 1993 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (notebooks)
 1976 Toestanden (novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (based on the novel by)
 1970 Sometimes a Great Notion (novel)
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(January 10 to February 19, 1974) His novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," was adapted by Dale Wasserman at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Michael Gross (Chief Bromden); John Thomas Waite (Aide Washington); Nathan Cook (Aide Williams); Adale O'Brien (Nurse Ratched); ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on not being mentioned as author of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', when it won the Best Picture award] Oscar night should have been one of the great days of my life, like my wedding. I really love movies. When they can be turned around to break your heart like this, well, it's like something you never thought would happen.

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Never saw (nor wanted to see) the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), based on his novel, because he had "other people in mind". See more »

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