John Oliver Killens
American writerDied when: 71 years 286 days (861 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
John Oliver Killens (January 14, 1916 – October 27, 1987) was an American fiction writer from Georgia.His novels featured elements of African-American life.
In his first novel, Youngblood (1954) Killens first coined the phrase "kicking ass and taking names".He also wrote plays, short stories and essays, and published articles in a range of outlets.