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Neal Cassady

1926 - 1968

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Neal Leon Cassady (February 8, 1926 – February 4, 1968) was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the "scroll" (first draft) version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, and served as the model for the character Dean Moriarty in the 1957 version of that book. In many of Kerouac's later books, Cassady is represented by the character Cody Pomeray. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neal Cassady has received more than 2,067,030 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Neal Cassady is the 700th most popular writer (up from 720th in 2019), the 776th most popular biography from United States (up from 780th in 2019) and the 79th most popular American Writer.

Neal Cassady is most famous for being the inspiration for the character Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road."

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Among writers, Neal Cassady ranks 700 out of 5,755Before him are Jaroslav Seifert, Hugo Ball, Pierre de Ronsard, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Władysław Reymont, and Ursula K. Le Guin. After him are Berossus, Carlos Fuentes, Jacinto Benavente, Dashiell Hammett, Jean Froissart, and Arto Paasilinna.

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Among people born in 1926, Neal Cassady ranks 38Before him are Leopoldo Galtieri, Donald A. Glaser, Margot Frank, Jack Brabham, Vivian Maier, and Richard Crenna. After him are Necmettin Erbakan, Beji Caid Essebsi, Hilary Putnam, Louise Hay, Maria Schell, and Irwin Rose. Among people deceased in 1968, Neal Cassady ranks 25Before him are Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Salvatore Quasimodo, Corneille Heymans, Kees van Dongen, and Henry Hallett Dale. After him are Pitirim Sorokin, Kirill Meretskov, José Nasazzi, Giovanni Messe, Alexandre Kojève, and Ivan Ribar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neal Cassady ranks 776 out of 18,182Before him are Lana Turner (1921), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Richard Crenna (1926), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Tobey Maguire (1975), and Quincy Jones (1933). After him are Ray Manzarek (1939), Groucho Marx (1890), Martin Seligman (1942), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Dashiell Hammett (1894), and Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Neal Cassady ranks 79Before him are Maya Angelou (1928), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Nellie Bly (1864), H. L. Mencken (1880), and Ursula K. Le Guin (1929). After him are Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Dos Passos (1896), Joseph Campbell (1904), Louise Hay (1926), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), and Raymond Carver (1938).