Ralph Hubert Barger better known as Sonny Barger, was an American outlaw biker. He was a founding member of the Oakland, California, chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in 1957.
Barger was also a good writer, having authored five books, and was also an entertainer, having appeared on television and in film.
Barger was born in Modesto, California but his mother abandoned the family when he was four months old, leaving him and his older sister Shirley to be raised by their grandmother and alcoholic father.
Barger grew up in Oakland, and was suspended from school several times for assaulting teachers. Aside that, he also often fought with other boys.
Barger dropped out of school in the tenth grade and enlisted in the U.S. Army aged sixteen in 1955.
However, he was given an honorable discharge fourteen months later when it was discovered that he had forged his birth certificate in order to be able to join.
Barger died on June 29, 2022, Barger after a battle with liver cancer.
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What is Sonny Barger date of birth? Barger was born on October 8, 1938. What age did Sonny Barger die? Barger died on June 29, 2022 aged 83.
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The books Barger authored are below:
- With Keith Zimmerman (2001). Hell’s Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club. William Morrow.
- Ridin’ High, Livin’ Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories. William Morrow. 2003.
- Dead in 5 Heartbeats. HarperTorch. 2004.
- Freedom: Credos from the Road. William Morrow. 2005.
- 6 Chambers, 1 Bullet. William Morrow. 2006.
- Let’s Ride: Sonny Barger’s Guide to Motorcycling. William Morrow. 2010.
Barger starred in the following movies;
- Hell’s Angels on Wheels (1967)
- Hell’s Angels ’69 (1969)
- Gimme Shelter (1970)
- Hell’s Angels Forever (1983), featuring Sonny Barger, Jerry Garcia, Scott Barnes, Johnny Paycheck, Willie Nelson
- Sons of Anarchy television series, (2010–2012), played recurring character Lenny “The Pimp” Janowitz
- Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2012)
What is Sonny Barger net worth? Barger had an estimated net worth of $500,000.