Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT
Location of death: Murray, UT
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Race or Ethnicity: White
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Inspiration for Raymond in Rain Man
Born without a corpus callosum, the connecting tissue between the two lobes of the brain, making him an object of fascination to neuroscientists. Peek memorized whole phone books, and could read two pages of a book at once. Inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man (1988).
Father: Fran Peek
Mother: Jeanne Willey Peek Buchi
Brother: Brian Peek
Sister: Alison Peek
Is the subject of books:
The Real Rain Man: Kim Peek, 1996, BY: Fran Peek
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