Mark O'Brien

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Birthday
31, 1949
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jul 4, 1999 (49)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1949
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jul 4, 1999 (49)

About

American poet who was the subject of the Academy Award winning film Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien in 1997 and the film The Sessions in 2012.

Before Fame

He contracted polio in 1955 which caused paralysis for the rest of his life, and he attended UC Berkeley in his early years.

Trivia

He published an autobiography entitled How I Became a Human Being : A Disabled Man's Quest for Independence.

Family Life

He grew up with family in Boston, Massachusetts.

Associated With

John Hawkes portrayed him in the film The Sessions.

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