In 1945 became common-law wife of William Burroughs who accidentally shot her in the head in Mexico City, September 1951.Walter Wood Adams was born in New York and attended St Paul's School, Manhattan before Columbia University, where he met Kerouac and Ginsberg.Later became famous film editor and director, credited with inventing the freeze frame and jump cut, as employed in "Girl of the Night" (1960). Kerouac's journal shows that he was present at a party with Ayer and others at John Clellon Holmes' apartment, November 1948.
His work as director also included "11 Harrowhouse" (1974), and "End of the Road" (1970), which he scripted from John Barth's 1958 novel. English philosopher, noted for his work on logical positivism, his book Language, Truth and Logic (1936) being the first exposition of the subject in the English language. A girlfriend of Kerouac's (who wrote about her as "Dark Eyes" in his journals), she married his friend Hal Chase in 1949.
Accompanied Chase to Mexico in 1951, where he studied at Mexico City College, but they separated shortly afterwards.
Alan Joseph Ansen was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised there and at Woodmere, Long Island. Through Auden's friend Chester Kallman, Ansen met Cannastra and hence Kerouac, Ginsberg and Holmes.
Author of novel fragment The Vigilantes (1952), and many poetic works, collected in Contact High (1989).
Born and raised in Henderson, North Carolina, and educated at Duke University.
Joined the Army Air Corps in World War II (1943) and became a pilot.Separated from her husband Paul in 1964, and a few months later died of a heart attack.Paul Edward Blake was the second husband of Kerouac's sister Caroline.Later a Government missile technician and owner of a television shop in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Separated from Caroline in 1964 and, in 1965, married a woman he had met in southern California.Kerouac's nephew, the son of Caroline and Paul Blake. After his mother's death Paul went with his father to live in San Pedro, California, and later in Anchorage, Alaska.At Columbia he was president of the Philolexian Society.