Khigh Dhiegh was born on August 25, 1910 in Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA as Kenneth Dickerson. He was an actor, known for The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seconds (1966) and Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974). He was married to Mary Dickerson. He died on October 25, 1991 in Mesa, Arizona, USA.
- Owned a book store in Manhattan 7th Avenue in the 1940s and 50s.
- Author of multiple books on Taoist philosophy, including The Eleventh Wing.