Richard Farina

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Birthday
8, 1937
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Apr 30, 1966 (29)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1937
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Apr 30, 1966 (29)

About

An American author, he is best known for his 1966 novel, Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up To Me, which was based on his college experiences. He also had a career as a folk singer.

Before Fame

He dropped out of Cornell University shortly before his graduation. While at Cornell, he published stories in Mademoiselle and the Transatlantic Review.

Trivia

A noted folk singer, he sang such protest songs as Birmingham Sunday and Pack Up Your Sorrows.

Family Life

He was born in Brooklyn, New York. His young widow, Mimi Baez, helped compile a collection of his poetry and short stories after his death; the work was called Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone.

Associated With

He was producing an album for singer Joan Baez, his sister-in-law, when he was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty-nine.

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