Ken Kesey was a celebrated American novelist and essayist best remembered for his 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was later adapted into a 1975 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. His other popular famous novels include 1964's Sometimes a Great Notion and 1992's Sailor Song.
He was married to Norma Faye Haxby from 1956 until his death in 2001. The marriage produced three children. He also fathered another child with Carolyn Garcia (also known as “Mountain Girl”) while he was still married to Norma.
His famous novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest made it into Time's list of the "100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005"
After being arrested in 1965 for the possession of marijuana, he faked suicide in order to escape justice and fled to Mexico. He came back to the United States some eight months later and was arrested and jailed for five months.
In 1984, his 20-year-old son named Jed died tragically few days after being involved in a car accident.
Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.Ken Kesey
Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself.Ken Kesey
People don't want other people to get high, because if you get high, you might see the falsity of the fabric of the society we live in.Ken Kesey
People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.Ken Kesey
The Grateful Dead are our religion. This is a religion that doesn't pay homage to the God that all the other religions pay homage to.Ken Kesey
The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.Ken Kesey
You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things.Ken Kesey
was a famous American author,
who was born on
September 17, 1935. As a person born on this date, Ken Kesey is listed in our database as the 19th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 17) and the 32nd most popular for the year (1935).
People born on September 17
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Ken Kesey is the 579th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Ken Kesey's birthday, Ken Kesey is the 3826th most famous American.
In general, Ken Kesey ranks as the 6948th
most popular famous person, and the 192nd most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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