beatrice kozera

Woman whose fling with Jack Kerouac inspired him to publish On The Road dies aged 92

“Beatrice Kozera, the Los Angeles-born woman whose fleeting relationship with novelist Jack Kerouac was chronicled in ‘On the Road,’ - the book that defined a generation - has died. She was 92.”

The woman, also known as Bea Franco and to readers as 'Terry, the Mexican girl.’ died on Thursday in Lakewood of natural causes, family friend Tim Hernandez said on Monday.“