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William Kolakoski was born on 17 September, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.. Discover William Kolakoski's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 53 years old?

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Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 17 September 1944
Birthday 17 September
Birthplace Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of death (1997-07-26) Fairmont, West Virginia, U.S.
Died Place Fairmont, West Virginia, U.S.
Nationality Pennsylvania

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He graduated from CIT with honors as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting in 1967 and worked for a time at United States Steel as a draftsman. However, because he had schizophrenia and had to take constant medication to avoid psychosis and delusions, he was unable to keep in steady employment or to develop his artistic career as he wanted. He eventually moved to West Virginia, where he met his wife Loretta and found a position as an artist-in-residence in Fairmont. In 1996, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and he died July 26, 1997, at the Fairmont General Hospital.


William George Kolakoski (September 17, 1944 – July 26, 1997), known as Bill to family and friends, was an American artist and recreational mathematician who is most famous for devising and giving his name to the Kolakoski sequence, a self-generating sequence of integers that has been extensively studied by mathematicians since he first described it in the American Mathematical Monthly in 1965.

Kolakoski was born September 17, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of George Leon Kolakoski and his wife Eleanor (née Gale). He had many interests as a boy, including art, philosophy and mathematics, but chose to study fine art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) (now Carnegie Mellon University) because he felt that, while he could study mathematics and philosophy independently, he needed the support of others to make a career in art. His fellow students were struck by his sharp intelligence, breadth of knowledge and skills in many different fields, including the ability to play good chess without making a particular study of the game.


This sequence of integers was first discussed by the professional mathematician Rufus Oldenburger in 1939, but attracted little attention at that time. It consists of an infinite series of 1s and 2s that begins like this: