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Summary

Caryl Chessman (born as Caryl Whittier Chessman in St. Joseph, Michigan, died in San Quentin, California) was a famous Celebrity from USA, who lived between May 27, 1921 and May 2, 1960. He became only 38 years old.

Biography

Caryl was an American robber, rapist and prison-writer, also known as Red Light Bandit. He was sentenced in July 1948 (to his refusal) to have been the " Red Light Bandit", a notorious rapist and burglar, who with a flashing red light at night were staying people to belief that it was a red police flashlight.

During he's more than twelve years in prison (San Quentin), he wrote four books, including the autobiographical Cell 2455, Death Row (1954) became a bestseller around the world and even a Hollywood movie of the same title 1955th. He's execution was postponed several times, sometimes only hours before the scheduled execution, but in May 1960 he got gassed to death.

The execution caused a widespread public debate on capital punishment, and Chess's fate has left its mark in a variety of songs, books, movies and more, such as Ronnie Hawkins, The Ballad of Caryl Chessman (1960), and in 1977 played by Alan Alda Chessman in CBS TV movie Kill Me If You Can. The author Dominique Lapierre visited him in prison and wrote this book A Thousand Suns.

Bibliography

* Cell 2455 Death Row (1954)
* Trial by ordeal (1955)
* The Face of Justice (1957)
* The Kid Was A Killer (1960)

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 8 quotes who is written / told by Caryl.

Related authors: Ronnie Hawkins, Alan Alda

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryl_Chessman

Famous quotes by Caryl Chessman (8)


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"Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two"
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"It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself"
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"How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared"
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"If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated"
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"My soul is not for sale"
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"I am not generally regarded as a pleasant or socially minded fellow"
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"The price I have personally paid for these extra Sisyphean years has been prohibitive"
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"A cat, I am told, has nine lives. If that is true, I know how a cat feels"


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