Carolyn Cassady, 90, The “Grande Dame Of The Beat Generation”

“[She] was a central figure in the real-life circle of friends whose travels across the country in search of kicks and revelation were immortalized in On the Road. She was the inspiration for the character Camille, the second wife of Dean Moriarty, the ‘wild yea-saying overburst of American joy’ who makes the novel go go go.”