Oliver Sacks

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Birthday
9, 1933
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 30, 2015 (82)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1933
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 30, 2015 (82)

About

Author and neurologist whose bestselling popular science books include Musicophilia, An Anthropologist on Mars, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

Before Fame

He earned his medical degree from Oxford University and later opened a neurology practice in New York City.

Trivia

He taught neurology and psychiatry at the New York University and Columbia University Medical Centers.

Family Life

He was born to Jewish parents in London, England. A shy man afflicted with prosopagnosia -- a neurological inability to recognize faces -- he remained a bachelor for many years.

Associated With

His popular book Awakenings became the basis for an award-winning 1990 film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

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