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William S. Burroughs

William S. BurroughsAKA William Seward Burroughs

Born: 5-Feb-1914
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 2-Aug-1997
Location of death: Lawrence, KS [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Naked Lunch

Military service: US Army (1941)


[1] Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS.

Father: Mortimer P. Burroughs (b. 16-Jun-1885, d. Jan-1965)
Mother: Laura Hammond Lee (b. 5-Aug-1888, d. 20-Oct-1970)
Brother: Mortimer P. Burroughs (b. 16-Feb-1911, d. 27-Feb-1983)
Wife: Ilse Klapper (div. 1946)
Wife:
Joan Vollmer Adams (m. 1946, d. 6-Sep-1951 accidental gunshot)
Son: William S. Burroughs, Jr. (b. 1947, d. 1981 cirrhosis)
Slept with: Allen Ginsberg

    High School: Los Alamos Ranch School, Otowi, NM (expelled)
    University: BA English Literature, Harvard University (1936)
    University: Vienna, Austria
    University: Mexico City College, Mexico City, Mexico (1949-52, fled country)
    Teacher: City College of New York

    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1983
    Scientology
    Expelled from School
    Forgery (Apr-1946)
    Institutionalized
    Lost Child Custody
    unknown detox facility (1948)
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm New Orleans
    Drug Possession: Marijuana New Orleans
    Drug Possession: Heroin New Orleans
    Failure to Appear New Orleans (27-Oct-1949), no charges filed
    Driving While Intoxicated Texas
    Sex in Public
    Drug Smuggling
    Involuntary Manslaughter
    Heart Bypass Operation triple (1991)
    Heart Attack 1-Aug-1997
    Endorsement of Gap (1993)
    Endorsement of Nike (1994)
    Material Vocalist
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Sgt. Pepper Lonely Heart
    Risk Factors: Heroin, Morphine, LSD, Psilocybin, Peyote, Orgone, Syphilis, Malaria, Amputee

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Source (23-Jan-1999) · Himself
    The Book of Life (22-Aug-1998) [VOICE]
    The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (18-Feb-1994) · Himself
    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (13-Sep-1993) · Himself
    Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)
    Twister (8-Aug-1990) · Man in Barn
    Bloodhounds of Broadway (3-Nov-1989)
    Drugstore Cowboy (6-Oct-1989) · Tom the Priest
    Heavy Petting (7-Sep-1989) · Himself
    Home of the Brave (25-Apr-1986) · Himself
    What Happened to Kerouac? (16-Apr-1986) · Himself
    Chappaqua (1966)
    Häxan (18-Sep-1922) [VOICE]

Rotten Library Page:
William S. Burroughs

Is the subject of books:
William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Throbbing Gristle, 1982, BY: V. Vale and Andrea Juno (RE/Search)

Author of books:
Junkie (1963, pseudonym William Lee)
The Naked Lunch (1959, novel)
The Soft Machine (1961, novel)
The Ticket That Exploded (1962, novel)
Nova Express (1964, novel)
Cities of the Red Night (1981, novel)
The Place of Dead Roads (1983, novel)
Queer (1985)
Interzone (1989, novel)


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