Gregory Corso

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Birthday
26, 1930
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 17, 2001 (70)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1930
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 17, 2001 (70)

About

Beat generation poet whose works include The Happy Birthday of Death and Long Live Man. He was the youngest of the beatnik poets and the second (after Jack Kerouac) to have his literary work published.

Before Fame

He was arrested as a teenager for breaking into a dress shop in order to steal formal clothes for a date. He published his first poetry collection, The Vestal Lady on Brattle, in 1955.

Trivia

He was featured in a documentary film called Corso: The Last Beat.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to Italian immigrant parents. He was married three times and had several children.

Associated With

He was a friend of fellow Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

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