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.
After serving in the U.S. Army, he attended Columbia University. He met Ginsberg while working as a painter's model in San Francisco.
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.
He was the partner of Allen Ginsberg from 1954 until Ginsberg's death in 1997.
He appeared in Couch, a 1965 film produced by artist Andy Warhol.