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Jim Carroll
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Sex:M
Age:60
Birth Date:August 1, 1950
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:Movie Actor

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JIM CARROLL
Jim Carroll

Biography:Jim Carroll (born August 1, 1950 in New York City) is an author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician. Carroll is best known for his 1978 novel The Basketball Diaries, which was made into a movie in 1995 starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Raised in New York City, Carroll attended several Catholic Grammar Schools from 1955 to 1963. In fall 1963, he entered public school, but was soon awarded a scholarship to the elite Trinity High School (a private school). He entered Trinity High School in 1964.

Apart from being interested in writing, Carroll was a passionate basketball player throughout his grade school and middle school career. He entered the "Biddy League" at age 13 and participated in the National High School All Star Game in 1966, hence the title of his most famous book.

As a teenager, Carroll was a heroin addict who sometimes prostituted himself to afford his habit. The novel The Basketball Diaires concerns his life in New York City's hard drug culture and his struggle to rid himself of his addiction.

Carroll published his first book, Organic Trains, at age 17. Several of his poems have been published in such magazines as Paris Review and Poetry. In 1970, his second collection of poems, 4 Ups and 1 Down was published. That same year, Carroll started working for Andy Warhol. At first, he was writing film dialogue and inventing character names; later on, Carroll worked as the co-manager of Warhol's Theater. Carroll's first above-ground publication, the collection Living At The Movies was published in 1973.

He formed The Jim Carroll Band, a New Wave/punk rock group, in 1980. Their biggest commercial success was the single "People Who Died," from their debut album, Catholic Boy. He has also collaborated with many influential punk and hard rock musicians, including Lou Reed, Blue Öyster Cult, Boz Scaggs and Rancid.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)

 (Music)
Catholic Boy (1980)


Chinese Horoscope for Jim Carroll
Includes characteristics and Vices
Jim Carroll's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 17, 1950 - February 05, 1951
Birthday: August 1, 1950

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Fervor
Bravery
Magnetism
Good Luck
Benevolence
Authority
Vices:
Impetuosity
Hotheadedness
Disobedience
Swagger
Intemperance
Itinerancy


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Jim Carroll's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: August 1, 1950

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.


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

Jim Carroll's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: August 1, 2010

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

 

 

 

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