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Oliver Sacks (1933–2015)


Oliver Sacks was born on July 9, 1933 in London, England as Oliver Wolf Sacks. He was a writer and actor, known for Awakenings (1990), The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1987) and Oliver Sacks: The Mind Traveller (1998). He died on August 30, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 Re: Awakenings (Documentary short) (story)
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (essay "The Last Hippie")
 1999 At First Sight (story "To See and Not See" - as Oliver Sacks M.D.)
 1990 Awakenings (book - as Oliver Sacks M.D.)
 1987 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (TV Movie) (book)
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Other Works:

Author, non-fiction "Oaxaca Journal" (National Geographic, 2002) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Oliver Sacks M.D. | Dr. Oliver Sacks | Oribâ Sakkusu
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Personal Quote:

[on discovering that the study of modern chemistry was more theoretical than tactile] This seemed an awful prospect, for I - at least - needed to smell and touch and feel, to place myself, my senses in the middle of the perceptual world. I had dreamed of becoming a chemist, but the chemistry that really stirred me was the lovingly detailed, naturalistic, descriptive chemistry of the nineteenth ... See more »

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One of his first cousins was Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat, author, scholar, narrator of the nine-part TV series "Heritage" (1987) and another TV series. He completed one film, "The Brink of Peace". See more »

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Cancer

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