Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, and began his career with small roles in movies like Rebel Without a Cause. His career soared when he starred in 1969's Easy Rider, which he also directed and co-wrote.




"Like all artists I want to cheat death a little and contribute something to the next generation."


Hopper re-appeared in the 1980s with quirky roles in Hoosiers (1986) and Blue Velvet (1986). In addition to his talent with film and video, Hopper was a respected photographer, having photos that appeared in various museums and galleries. After battling cancer, he died in Venice, California, on May 29, 2010.


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the Road to Dennis Hoppers Grave

foto by Kat Livengood


I knew very little

about Dennis Hopper before

taking an obscure road

thru Rancho de Taos to get to his grave

that is surrounded by local hispanic graves

with a big view of New Mexico





Paying Respects

foto by Kat Livengood



his grave was poorly tended

compared to the local hispanic graves

and there were very few signs

that anyone had come by to

visit his grave either


Dennis Hopper

foto by Kat Livengood



Dennis Hopper was an artist

his family was the world of art

and undoubtedly as we stood there pondering

his life

that day

and the beautiful humble setting

he chose to be buried in

that this was his simple statement

of saying who he was and who

his people were







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burning old man gloom...Zozobra

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