Peter Orlovsky

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Birthday
8, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 30, 2010 (76)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 30, 2010 (76)

About

Poet and actor who was most famous for being the life partner of Beat generation icon Allen Ginsberg. Orlovsky's published works include Dear Allen, Ship will land Jan 23, 58; Lepers Cry; and Clean Asshole Poems & Smiling Vegetable Songs.

Before Fame

After serving in the U.S. Army, he attended Columbia University. He met Ginsberg while working as a painter's model in San Francisco.

Trivia

He taught poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Family Life

He was the partner of Allen Ginsberg from 1954 until Ginsberg's death in 1997.

Associated With

He appeared in Couch, a 1965 film produced by artist Andy Warhol.

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