Alfred Kinsey

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Birthday
23, 1894
Birthplace
Hoboken, NJ
Death Date
Aug 25, 1956 (62)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1894
Birthplace
Hoboken, NJ
Death Date
Aug 25, 1956 (62)

About

World-renowned sex researcher who founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947 and compiled statistical research on his subjects' intimate behavior. His books, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, are considered precursors to the sexual revolution that occurred over a decade later.

Before Fame

He suffered from curvature of the spine, a condition that saved him from being drafted during World War I.

Trivia

He developed the revolutionary Kinsey Scale, which measures an individual's sexual orientation on a range from 0 to 6, where 0 is exclusively heterosexual and 6 is exclusively homosexual. He is the subject of the 2004 film Kinsey, where he is played by Liam Neeson.

Family Life

He married Clara Bracken McMillen in 1921; together, they had four children.

Associated With

He and Frankie Valli were both natives of New Jersey.