Jack Kerouac

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Birthday
12, 1922
Birthplace
Lowell, MA
Death Date
Oct 21, 1969 (47)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1922
Birthplace
Lowell, MA
Death Date
Oct 21, 1969 (47)

About

Beat Generation poet and novelist who is known for such works as On the Road, Big Sur, and The Dharma Bums. His literary work covered such topics as spirituality, sexuality, religion, travel, and drugs.

Before Fame

He played football for New York's Columbia University.

Trivia

He was discharged from the U.S. Navy after only a week of service.

Family Life

His parents were French-Canadian, and Kerouac grew up speaking Quebecois French. He was married three times, to Edie Parker, Joan Haverty and Stella Kerouac. He had a daughter named Jan.

Associated With

He and Allen Ginsberg were two of the most famous beatnik authors.