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Oliver Sacks (1933–2015)


Oliver Sacks was born on July 9, 1933 in London, England as Oliver Wolf Sacks. He was a writer and actor, known for Awakenings (1990), At First Sight (1999) and The Music Never Stopped (2011). He died on August 30, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »
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Known For

Awakenings
Awakenings Writer
(1990)
At First Sight
(1999)
Re: Awakenings
(2013)

Filmography

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 2013 Re: Awakenings (Documentary short) (story)
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (essay "The Last Hippie")
 1999 At First Sight (story "To See and Not See" - as Oliver Sacks M.D.)
 1990 Awakenings (book - as Oliver Sacks M.D.)
 1987 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (TV Movie) (book)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Musicophilia", 2007. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Oliver Sacks M.D. | Dr. Oliver Sacks | Oribâ Sakkusu
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Personal Quote:

[on his patient Spalding Gray] On several occasions he talked about what he called "a creative suicide". On one occasion, when he was being interviewed, he thought that the interview might be culminated with a "dramatic and creative suicide". I was at pains to say that he would be much more creative alive than dead. See more »

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He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to medicine. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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