Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Born Nov. 1, 1962 in Grand Rapids, MI, Anthony Kiedis was the son of John Kiedis, an actor who worked under the evocative, Dashiell Hammett-inspired moniker of Blackie Dammett, and Margaret Nobel. Kiedis' parents divorced when he was three years old, and he spent much of his adolescence in ultra-religious Grand Rapids with his mother, stepfather and half-sisters. For two weeks a year in the summer, Kiedis traveled to Hollywood to live with his father; there, he was immersed in his father's life as a drug dealer, which included his own drug usage at the age of 11. Eventually, Kiedis moved permanently to Hollywood, where he flirted with acting in films like "F.I.S.T" (1978). More importantly, ...
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