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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
1Served 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).
2Once 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.
3Father of Zach Leary.
4Was friends with Bill Moseley.
5Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 348-351. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
6According 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!"
7Claimed he was conceived on the night before Prohibition went into effect in the USA.
8His death was announced on the internet with a black screen on his website, and the words "Timothy has passed."
9While 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).
10Was the first husband of actress Uma Thurman's mother, Nena Thurman.
11Godfather of actress Winona Ryder.
12Born at 10:20am-EDT


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FAADE: Fires in the Blackhole2013Short
Medium Rare2010TV SeriesDr. Kyle
Duelin' Firemen!2000Video GameHot Dog Gawker 2 / Timothy Leary
Twister: A Musical Catastrophe2000VideoHe Dead
Anarchy TV1998
Conceiving Ada1997Sims
Invisible Universe1995Video GamePoetry reader (voice)
French Exit1995Harbal Ecstacy Guy
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles1994Philip
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1994TV SeriesDr. Milo
Frasier1994TV SeriesHank
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me1992Mr. Jones
Roadside Prophets1992Salvadore
Super Force1992TV SeriesPolice Commissioner Pfister
Ted & Venus1991Judge William H. Converse
Night Visions1990TV MovieNew Age Minister
Fatal Skies1990VideoBuddy
Shocker1989TV Evangelist (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Rude Awakening1989Dinet at Ronnie's (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Moonlighting1989TV SeriesWynn Deaupayne
Medium Rare1987Dr. Kyle (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Hard Knocks1987TV SeriesGuru
We're All Devo1983VideoDr. Byrthfood
LSD: Trip to Where?1968Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Operate Your Brain1994Video documentary
Dr. Timothy Leary1979Video
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out1967Documentary

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Timothy Leary1979Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out1967Documentary producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ram Dass, Fierce Grace2001Documentary special thanks
Stuff1993TV Short thanks
Hyperdelic E-Mission1991Video documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation1999DocumentaryHimself
Timothy Leary's Last Trip1997DocumentaryHimself
Ein Traum von Kabul1996DocumentaryHimself
Timothy Leary's Dead1996DocumentaryHimself
The Beatles: All Together Now1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Synthetic Pleasures1995Documentary
Cultivating Charlie1994Himself
How to Operate Your Brain1994Video documentaryHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1994TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Drug-Taking and the Arts1993DocumentaryHimself (LSD advocate) (as Dr Timothy Leary)
Stuff1993TV ShortHimself
Blossom1992TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Schneeweißrosenrot1991DocumentaryHimself
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document1990Video documentaryHimself
Flashbacks1990Documentary shortLead
Cyberpunk1990Video documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1989TV SeriesHimself
20 Years After: A Woodstock Reunion1989VideoHimself
Growing Up in America1988DocumentaryHimself
Wired1988TV SeriesHimself
It Was 20 Years Ago Today1987DocumentaryHimself
The Beat Generation: An American Dream1987DocumentaryHimself
Everyman1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Harry Nilsson: Loneliness1984Video shortHimself
Comme en Californie1983Documentary
Return Engagement1983DocumentaryHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
Nice Dreams1981Himself (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds1979DocumentaryHimself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself
San Francisco Good Times1977DocumentaryHimself
The Stanley Siegel Show1975TV SeriesHimself
Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family1971DocumentaryHimself
Honeymoon1969DocumentaryHimself
Walden1969DocumentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Romeo und Julia 701969TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out1967DocumentaryThe Guide
Firing Line1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Be-In1967Documentary shortHimself
Danger: LSD1967Documentary shortHimself
NET Journal1967TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Children of the Revolution: Tune Back InDocumentary completed
HyperNormalisation2016DocumentaryHimself - Psychologist
Dr. Feelgood2016TV SeriesHimself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary2014DocumentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Psychologist
The Actor2013/IDocumentary
Nema aviona za Zagreb2012Himself
The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD2011DocumentaryHimself
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place2011DocumentaryHimself
Plages des 60's2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
John Lennon: Love Is All You Need2010Video documentaryHimself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself
Hair, Let the Sun Shine In2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Psychedelic Pioneers2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Why I Hate the 60s: The Decade That Was Too Good to Be True2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Net2003DocumentaryHimself
The Real ....2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Weather Underground2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hofmann's Potion2002DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Reputations2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Ram Dass, Fierce Grace2001DocumentaryHimself
John & Yoko's Year of Peace2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - LSD, Ecstasy, and the Raves2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Grass1999DocumentaryHimself
No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg 1926-19971997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Firing Line1991TV SeriesHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself
The Mindbenders: Scary Drug Education Films from the 60's. Volume 11978Video documentaryHimself (segment "LSD: Trip to Where?")

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#Quote
1The kids who take LSD aren't going to fight your wars... They're not going to join your corporations. They won't buy it.
2Each 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.
3I 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.
4If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick your needle and move to another groove.
5Think For Yourself. Question Authority.
6Tune in, turn on, drop out [trademark phrase that became a '60s counterculture catchphrase]


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