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Timothy Leary

Biography

Harvard teacher who became referred to as a head of Psychedelic therapy as well as the prophet from the LSD way of living. He was pressured by his dad to sign up at age group thirteen within the U.S. Armed forces Academy at Western world Stage. He coined the well-known phrases, “Start, Listen in, Drop Out,” and “Believe on your own and question specialist.” He was also the godfather to celebrity Winona Ryder. He was wedded five moments. His initial wife dedicated suicide in 1955. He and B.F. Skinner both executed groundbreaking and controversial emotional research.

Quick Facts


Full Name Timothy Leary
Date Of Birth October 22, 1920
Died May 31, 1996, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Place Of Birth Springfield, MA
Profession Teacher
Education University of California, Berkeley, College of the Holy Cross, Washington State University, University of Alabama, United States Military Academy Preparatory School
Nationality American
Spouse Barbara Chase, Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Nena von Schlebrügge, Mary Cioppa, Marianne Busch
Children Zach Leary, Susan Leary, Jack Leary
Parents Timothy "Tote" Leary, Abigail Ferris
Movies Timothy Leary's Dead, Roadside Prophets, Conceiving Ada, Return Engagement, Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Growing Up In America, Ted & Venus, Shocker, Hofmann's Potion, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, The Net, Fatal Skies, Energy! The Movie
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the "Chicago Eight" featuring defendants, Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
2 Once appeared on stage dressed as Satan, proclaiming, "I am the god of Hellfire!" An acid-head in the front row yelled in fright, and ran screaming out of the amphitheater.
3 Father of Zach Leary.
4 Was friends with Bill Moseley.
5 Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 348-351. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
6 According to his son, his last words were most unusual. He reportedly sat up in bed, shouting "Yeah! Why not? Why not?" He then laid back down and said "Oh! Beautiful! Beautiful!"
7 Claimed he was conceived on the night before Prohibition went into effect in the USA.
8 His death was announced on the internet with a black screen on his website, and the words "Timothy has passed."
9 While he toyed with the idea of cryogenic suspension, he never went ahead with it. Instead, his body was cremated, with a portion of his ashes placed on a small rocket that is presently in Earth orbit, and will eventually burn up as it re-enters the atmosphere (the rocket includes portions of the ashes of Star Trek (1966) creator Gene Roddenberry).
10 Was the first husband of actress Uma Thurman's mother, Nena Thurman.
11 Godfather of actress Winona Ryder.
12 Born at 10:20am-EDT


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FAADE: Fires in the Blackhole 2013 Short
Medium Rare 2010 TV Series Dr. Kyle
Duelin' Firemen! 2000 Video Game Hot Dog Gawker 2 / Timothy Leary
Twister: A Musical Catastrophe 2000 Video He Dead
Anarchy TV 1998
Conceiving Ada 1997 Sims
Invisible Universe 1995 Video Game Poetry reader (voice)
French Exit 1995 Harbal Ecstacy Guy
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles 1994 Philip
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. 1994 TV Series Dr. Milo
Frasier 1994 TV Series Hank
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me 1992 Mr. Jones
Roadside Prophets 1992 Salvadore
Super Force 1992 TV Series Police Commissioner Pfister
Ted & Venus 1991 Judge William H. Converse
Night Visions 1990 TV Movie New Age Minister
Fatal Skies 1990 Video Buddy
Shocker 1989 TV Evangelist (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Rude Awakening 1989 Dinet at Ronnie's (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Moonlighting 1989 TV Series Wynn Deaupayne
Medium Rare 1987 Dr. Kyle (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Hard Knocks 1987 TV Series Guru
We're All Devo 1983 Video Dr. Byrthfood
LSD: Trip to Where? 1968 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Operate Your Brain 1994 Video documentary
Dr. Timothy Leary 1979 Video
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out 1967 Documentary

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Timothy Leary 1979 Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out 1967 Documentary producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ram Dass, Fierce Grace 2001 Documentary special thanks
Stuff 1993 TV Short thanks
Hyperdelic E-Mission 1991 Video documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation 1999 Documentary Himself
Timothy Leary's Last Trip 1997 Documentary Himself
Ein Traum von Kabul 1996 Documentary Himself
Timothy Leary's Dead 1996 Documentary Himself
The Beatles: All Together Now 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Synthetic Pleasures 1995 Documentary
Cultivating Charlie 1994 Himself
How to Operate Your Brain 1994 Video documentary Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994 TV Series Himself
American Masters 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Drug-Taking and the Arts 1993 Documentary Himself (LSD advocate) (as Dr Timothy Leary)
Stuff 1993 TV Short Himself
Blossom 1992 TV Series Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
Schneeweißrosenrot 1991 Documentary Himself
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document 1990 Video documentary Himself
Flashbacks 1990 Documentary short Lead
Cyberpunk 1990 Video documentary Himself
Hour Magazine 1989 TV Series Himself
20 Years After: A Woodstock Reunion 1989 Video Himself
Growing Up in America 1988 Documentary Himself
Wired 1988 TV Series Himself
It Was 20 Years Ago Today 1987 Documentary Himself
The Beat Generation: An American Dream 1987 Documentary Himself
Everyman 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
Harry Nilsson: Loneliness 1984 Video short Himself
Comme en Californie 1983 Documentary
Return Engagement 1983 Documentary Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself
Nice Dreams 1981 Himself (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds 1979 Documentary Himself
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Himself
San Francisco Good Times 1977 Documentary Himself
The Stanley Siegel Show 1975 TV Series Himself
Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family 1971 Documentary Himself
Honeymoon 1969 Documentary Himself
Walden 1969 Documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Romeo und Julia 70 1969 TV Mini-Series Himself
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out 1967 Documentary The Guide
Firing Line 1967 TV Series Himself - Guest
Be-In 1967 Documentary short Himself
Danger: LSD 1967 Documentary short Himself
NET Journal 1967 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Children of the Revolution: Tune Back In Documentary completed
HyperNormalisation 2016 Documentary Himself - Psychologist
Dr. Feelgood 2016 TV Series Himself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary 2014 Documentary Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Psychologist
The Actor 2013/I Documentary
Nema aviona za Zagreb 2012 Himself
The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD 2011 Documentary Himself
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary Himself
Plages des 60's 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
John Lennon: Love Is All You Need 2010 Video documentary Himself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Documentary Himself
Hair, Let the Sun Shine In 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hippies 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Psychedelic Pioneers 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Why I Hate the 60s: The Decade That Was Too Good to Be True 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Net 2003 Documentary Himself
The Real .... 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Weather Underground 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hofmann's Potion 2002 Documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Reputations 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Ram Dass, Fierce Grace 2001 Documentary Himself
John & Yoko's Year of Peace 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - LSD, Ecstasy, and the Raves 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Grass 1999 Documentary Himself
No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Firing Line 1991 TV Series Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1986 TV Series Himself
The Mindbenders: Scary Drug Education Films from the 60's. Volume 1 1978 Video documentary Himself (segment "LSD: Trip to Where?")

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#Quote
1 The kids who take LSD aren't going to fight your wars... They're not going to join your corporations. They won't buy it.
2 Each religion has got their own way of making you feel like a victim. The Christians say "you are a sinner", and you better just zip up your trousers and give the money to the pope and we'll give you a room up in the hotel in the sky.
3 I declare that The Beatles are mutants. Prototypes of evolutionary agents sent by God, endowed with a mysterious power to create a new human species, a young race of laughing freemen.
4 If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick your needle and move to another groove.
5 Think For Yourself. Question Authority.
6 Tune in, turn on, drop out [trademark phrase that became a '60s counterculture catchphrase]


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