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Hunter S. Thompson Biography (1939-)
Full name, Hunter Stockton Thompson; born July 18, 1939, in Louisville, KY; son of Jack R. (an insurance agent) and Virginia (maiden name, Ray) Thompson;married Sandra Dawn, May 19, 1963 (divorced); children: Juan. Addresses: Contact: c/o Janklow & Nesbit, 598 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022.
- Birth Details
- July 18, 1939
- Louisville, Kentucky, United States
- Himself, Anthem, 1997
- (Uncredited) Aged Raoul Duke, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, MCA/Universal, 1998
Jimmy Carter, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
- Man at curb, "New Year's Pete," The Adventures of Pete & Pete, 1993
- Contributor of special material, Woman Found Dead in Elevator, 2000
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, Random House (NewYork City), 1966
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, Random House, 1972 , published with an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke as Fear and Loathing in LasVegas and Other American Stories, Modern Library (New York City), 1996
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, illustrated by Steadman, Straight Arrow Books, 1973
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time; Gonzo Papers,Volume One, Summit Books (New York City), 1979
The Curse of Lono, illustrated by Steadman, Bantam (New York City), 1983
- (Contributor) Etel Adnan, Russell Chatham, Winn Books, 1984
Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s; Gonzo Papers, Volume Two, Summit Books, 1988
- (Author of introduction) Steadman, America, Fantagraphics Books, 1989
Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream; Gonzo Papers, Volume Three (includes excerpts from The Rum Diary), Summit Books, 1990
Silk Road: Thirty-Three Years in the Passing Lane, Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1990
Untitled Novel, McKay (New York City), 1992
Better than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie; Gonzo Papers, Volume Four, Random House, 1993
The Proud Highway: The Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967, Villard (New York City), 1997
- (Author of introduction) Steadman, Gonzo: The Art, Harcourt (New York City), 1998
The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel, Simon & Schuster, 1998
- Also author of the novel Prince Jellyfish, 1960, and Screwjack, 1991; contributor to periodicals, including Esquire,
New York Times Magazine,
Reporter, and Harper's.
- The screenplay Where the Buffalo Roam, February 19, 1993, released by Universal in 1980, is based on the life and writings of Thompson. The book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was recorded as a dramatic reading and released by Margaritaville Records in 1996; it was also adapted as a screenplay by Terry Gilliam with Tony Garisoni, Tod Davies, and Alex Cox, releasedby MCA/Universal in 1998. An episode of the television series Nash Bridges was based on a story by Thompson and broadcast by CBS in 1998. The cartoon character Duke, appearing in the comic strip Doonesbury, by GarryTrudeau, is based on Thompson' life and writings.
- Carroll, E. Jean, Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson, Plume (New York City), 1993.
- Whitmer, Peter, When the Going Gets Weird: The Twisted Life and Timesof Hunter S. Thompson; A Very Unauthorized Biography, Hyperion Press (Westport, CT), 1993.
Entertainment Weekly, p. 54.
Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, July 9, 1997, pp. 709K5350 and709K6404.
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