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James Dickey
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Birth Date:February 2, 1923
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
Birth Name:James Lafayette Dickey
Birth Place:Atlanta, GA
Died Date:January 19, 1997


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James Dickey

Biography:James Dickey (February 2, 1923 - January 19, 1997) was a popular United States poet and novelist.

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a lawyer, Eugene Dickey, and his wife, Maibelle Swift Dickey. He attended North Fulton High School in Buckhead, an Atlanta suburb.

In 1942, he enrolled at Clemson University and played on the football team as a tailback. After one semester, he left school to enlist in the Army Air Corps. Dickey served in the U.S. Army night fighter squadrons in the Second World War, and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean war. Between the wars, he attended Vanderbilt University, graduating with degrees in English and Philosophy, as well as achieving a minor in astronomy. In November 1948, he married Maxine Syerson, and his son, Christopher, was born three years later. A second son, Kevin, was born in 1958. A daughter, Bronwen, was born in 1979. is a novelist and journalist, lately providing coverage from the Middle East for Newsweek. Kevin is a radiologist and lives in New England.

His first book, Into the Stone, was published in 1962. "Buckdancer's Choice" earned Dickey a National Book Award in 1966. Among his better known early poems are "The Firebombing," "May Day Sermon","The Heaven of Animals", "For The Last Wolverine" and "Falling".

His popularity exploded after the film version of his novel Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds, was released in 1972. Dickey played a supporting role in the film as a sheriff.

The poet was invited to read his poem "The Strength of Fields" at President Jimmy Carter's inauguration in 1977.

James Dickey died four days after his last class at the University of South Carolina, where he'd been teaching. Dickey spent a few years in and out of hospital, afflicted with first jaundice and later fibrosis of the lungs.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Deliverance (1973)

Deliverance (1970)

Chinese Horoscope for James Dickey
Includes characteristics and Vices
James Dickey's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 28, 1922 - February 15, 1923
Birthday: February 2, 1923

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

James Dickey's Personality Tarot Card The Sun - Personality Card

Birthday: February 2, 1923

Cheerfulness, prosperity, energy and optimism.

James Dickey's Character Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Character Card

Birthday: February 2, 1923

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

James Dickey's Growth Tarot Card The Devil

Birthday: February 2, 2018

Inhibitions, blocks and fears which, once removed, release positive energy.




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