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Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005)


Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Hunter Stockton Thompson. He was married to Anita Thompson and Sondi Wright. He died on February 20, 2005 in Aspen, Colorado, USA. See full bio »

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 2011 The Rum Diary (novel)
 2008 Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Documentary) (writings)
 1999-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Quack Fever (2001) ... (story)
- Pump Action (1999) ... (story)
 2000 Woman Found Dead in Elevator (Short) (special material)
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam (stories The Banshee Screams for Buffalo Meat and Strange Rumblings in Aztlan - as Dr. Hunter S. Thompson)
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Show Show Self (15 credits)
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Other Works:

Book: "The Rum Diary" See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 33 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Gonzo | Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a ride!'. See more »

Trivia:

Graduate of Louisville (Ky.) Male High School, class of 1955. He missed his graduation ceremony because he was in jail. Afterward, he joined the Air Force as a condition of his parole. He later bought a doctorate in Divinity from a church by mail order, and started calling himself Dr. Thompson. See more »

Trademark:

Often featured characters based on himself and his experiences See more »

Nickname:

Dr. Gonzo See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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