Laurence Kim Peek (November 11, 1951 – December 19, 2009) was an American savant.
Laurence Kim Peek (November 11, 1951 – December 19, 2009) was an American savant. Known as a "megasavant", he had an exceptional memory, but he also experienced social difficulties, possibly resulting from a developmental disability related to congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the autistic savant character Raymond Babbitt in the movie Rain Man. Although Peek was previously diagnosed with autism, it is now thought that he instead had FG syndrome.
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The Real Rain Man portrays the fascinating life and multiple gifts of a one-of-a-kind mental giant, Kim Peek. Written by his father, Fran Peek, this "coming out of the dark" narrative is filled with personal anecdotes, quips, and reflections of a man and life the world could easily have missed. The real-life Rain Man is not autistic, nor is he a savant. In fact, he is consi The Real Rain Man portrays the fascinating life and multiple gifts of a one-of-a-kind mental giant, Kim Peek.
Kim Peek was, of course, the real life inspiration for the character Dustin Hoffman played in the 1988 movie Rainman, but in reality . Kim Peek is such a gift to us all. His inspiration to lift and make the most of yourself is fantastic. I not only read the book, I have met him and his father.
Kim Peek was, of course, the real life inspiration for the character Dustin Hoffman played in the 1988 movie Rainman, but in reality, I found Kim's abilities to exceed those of the Hollywood construct he inspired. This man is truly extraordinary. Not only is he the closest thing to a human encyclopedia that we know of, but going beyond his feats of memory, Kim's story is one of triumph, survival, and inspiration.
Luckily for Peek, he had an incredibly devoted father, Fran, who spent most of his life looking after his gifted son and performing the tasks that Peek found difficult. After this look at Kim Peek, the real Rain Man, read about more true tales that inspired beloved movies, including the stories of Rod Ansell, the real-life Crocodile Dundee and Henry Hill and the real-life Goodfellas.
Kim Peek, the genius who inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man, has died from a heart attack at the age of 58. Kim Peek was classed as a mega-savant and had memorized 12,000 books, including the entire Bible, but had difficulty with ordinary tasks like getting dressed an. . Kim Peek was classed as a mega-savant and had memorized 12,000 books, including the entire Bible, but had difficulty with ordinary tasks like getting dressed and combing his hair. His astonishing abilities included being able to read one page of a book with his left eye and the other with his right. It took him just eight seconds to read and remember a page.
And Peek's father, Fran Peek, claims Hoffman honed his Oscar-winning .
And Peek's father, Fran Peek, claims Hoffman honed his Oscar-winning performance by studying his son's peculiar mannerisms, movements and diction during an intense six-hour encounter at a Hollywood studio. When the two men parted, Mr Peek senior claims, the star was so profoundly moved that he rubbed noses with the real-life Rain Man (Kim's habitual way of showing affection) and told him, Peek says: 'I may be the star - but you are the heavens. This week, therefore, when it was announced that Kim Peek had died suddenly of a heart attack, aged only 58, his father says.
In 1996 Fran Peek published a book about his son, The Real Rain Man: Kim Peek. Never having any romantic inclinations, Kim Peek did not marry and had no children. His favourite possession was the Oscar which Morrow won for writing the Best Screenplay at the 1989 Oscars. Morrow gave it to Peek, who took it with him whenever he travelled. Kim Peek died of a heart attack. His father survives him. Medicine Obituaries.