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Birth Name: Bill Hicks
Born: 12/16/1961
Birth Place: Valdosta, Georgia, USA
Death Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Died: 02/26/1994

He was born William Melvin Hicks on Dec. 16, 1961 in Valdosta, GA, the youngest of three children of Jim and Mary Hicks. The family moved around frequently in Bill's early years, but settled in suburban Houston, TX when he was seven. Bill developed an inquisitive mind and an independent streak, casting off his parents' Baptist faith at a young age, and instead idolizing bad-boy rock stars like Jimi Hendrix and comedians such as Woody Allen and Richard Pryor. He wangled his way onstage at local comedy clubs in his early teens, becoming a gimmick act, an implausibly poised wunderkind in the rough-and-tumble nightclub world, delivering fairly tame slice-of-life humor. Through their high ... Continue Bio >>

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