Kim Peek

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Birthday
11, 1951
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Dec 23, 2009 (58)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1951
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Dec 23, 2009 (58)

About

American megasavant whose outstanding memorizational abilities inspired the Oscar-winning 1988 film Rain Man. His abilities were a byproduct of the rare genetic condition known as FG Syndrome.

Before Fame

He was home schooled due to his inability to thrive in public school. By age 14, he had completed his high school curriculum.

Trivia

He was able to read an average book in about an hour and did so by scanning the left page with his left eye and the right page with his right eye.

Family Life

He was cared for throughout his life by his father, Fran, who passed away in 2014.

Associated With

He was portrayed in Rain Man by Dustin Hoffman, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance.