John DeLorean

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Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Mar 19, 2005 (80)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Mar 19, 2005 (80)

About

Creator of the famous, if impractical, automobile. He was also known for his arrest for cocaine trafficking.

Before Fame

He had a meteoric rise to the presidency of General Motors, but found their corporate culture too stifling and left to found his own car company.

Trivia

His cars looked amazing with their stainless-steel body and gull-wing doors, but they were more expensive than most of his competitors. He also faced additional headwind from a looming recession.

Family Life

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, his father working for the Ford Motor Co. and his mother an employee of General Electric. He married and divorced three times before settling with his last wife, Sally Baldwin, until his death in 2005. He had a son named Zachary and a daughter named Kathryn.

Associated With

His car would forever be associated with a young, time-traveling Marty McFly in the Back to the Future franchise starring Michael J. Fox.