Spalding Gray bio

Birth Name: Spalding Gray

Occupation: Autobiographer

Place Of Birth: Providence

Date Of Birth: June 5, 1941

Date Of Death: January 10, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Spalding Gray was born on the 5th of June, 1941. He was popular for being a Autobiographer. American actor and writer whose autobiographical monologue, “Swimming to Cambodia,” received widespread acclaim and was adapted into a 1987 film. He also wrote and performed several one-man shows, including “Monster in a Box” and “Gray’s Anatomy.”

Spalding Gray was born in Providence. He attended Emerson College and later moved to San Francisco, where he became a poetry teacher at the Esalen Institute. In 1970, he became a member of The Performance Group, an experimental theatrical troupe helmed by Richard Schechner. His “Swimming to Cambodia” monologue earned him both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Book Award.

Spalding Gray was a Gemini and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Spalding Gray was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Spalding Gray is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Spalding’s Spalding Gray attended Emerson College.


Spalding Gray’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Spalding Gray’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Spalding Gray kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Spalding Gray was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Spalding Gray
NICKNAME: Spalding
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Spalding Gray was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Spalding Gray was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Spalding Gray had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Spalding Gray’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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