William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs
1914 - 1997
William S. Burroughs  American Author

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William S. Burroughs was previously married to Joan Vollmer.

William S. Burroughs was in relationships with Marcus Ewert (1989 - 1997), James Grauerholz (1975), Ian Sommerville (technician) (1960 - 1965) and Allen Ginsberg.


American Author William S. Burroughs was born William Seward Burroughs II on 5th February, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and passed away on 2nd Aug 1997 Lawrence, Kansas, USA aged 83. He is most remembered for Best known for the books "Junkie" (1953) and "Naked Lunch" (1959), and also for being a primary figure of the Beat Generation.. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

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Dating4 8 years, 7 months 3 years, 4 months 5 years
Married1 7 years, 8 months - -
Total5 8 years, 7 months 4 years, 3 months 5 years


First Name William
Middle Name Seward
Last Name Burroughs
Full Name at Birth William Seward Burroughs II
Alternative Name William Lee
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th February, 1914
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died 2nd August, 1997
Place of Death Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Occult / Thelemite
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Harvard University (1936), Mexico City College(1949-1952)
Occupation Text Novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, spoken word performer, outlaw, , ex-convict, (former) criminal
Occupation Author
Claim to Fame Best known for the books "Junkie" (1953) and "Naked Lunch" (1959), and also for being a primary figure of the Beat Generation.
Music Genre (Text) Satire, Paranoid Fiction, Beat literature
Family Member William S. Burroughs Jr. (son) (author)

William Seward Burroughs II (; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer, visual artist, spoken word performer and chaos magician credited as a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodern author who influenced popular culture and literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays, and five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians and made many appearances in films. He was also briefly known by the pen name William Lee. Burroughs created and exhibited thousands of paintings and other visual artworks, including his celebrated 'Shotgun Art'.

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William S. Burroughs83 AquariusAuthor
Marcus Ewert50Writer
James Grauerholz68 SagittariusWriter
Ian Sommerville (technician)36Computer Programmer
Joan Vollmer28 AquariusOther
Allen Ginsberg70 GeminiActivist


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
William SewardMale21st July, 194774 years oldJoan Vollmer


The Book of Life1998Preacher on Radio (voice, uncredited)Movie
Ah Pook Is Here1994NarratorShort Film
The Junky's Christmas1993Narrator (voice)Short Film
Bloodhounds of Broadway1989Butler (as William Burroughs)Movie
Drugstore Cowboy1989Tom the PriestMovie
Twister1989Man in Barn (as William Burroughs)Movie
Decoder1984Old ManMovie
It Don't Pay to Be an Honest Citizen1984MafiosoMovie
Energy and How to Get It1981Short Film
Thot-Fal'N1978Short Film
Chappaqua1966Opium JonesMovie
The Cut Ups1966Short Film
Towers Open Fire1963Short Film
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