Kim Peek

Kim Peek

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 19 Dec 2009 (aged 58)
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 45693276 · View Source
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American Folk Figure. He was an American prodigious savant known as a megasavant. He had a photographic or eidetic memory, but also social developmental disabilities, possibly resulting from congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the character of 'Raymond Babbitt,' played by Dustin Hoffman, in the 1988 movie "Rain Man." He was not autistic and likely had FG syndrome.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Heritage Roper
  • Added: 21 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45693276
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kim Peek (11 Nov 1951–19 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45693276, citing Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .