Dennis Hopper Born: 05/17/1936
Birth Place: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, KS, Hopper was raised on a farm by his father, Jay Millard, a World War II veteran who moved the family to San Diego, CA in 1950, where he managed a post office, while Hopper's mother, Marjorie Mae, became a lifeguard instructor. Not an engaged student by any stretch, Hopper did excel in the drama department and debate at Helix High School in La Mesa, where he was dubbed "most likely to succeed," despite being on the verge of flunking out. Nonetheless, he earned a scholarship to San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, where he delved into the plays of William Shakespeare, among other works. After graduating high school, Hopper moved to Los Angeles and beg...
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