Wavy Gravy

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Birthday
15, 1936
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
New York

About

Known for his comic hippie and clown personas and for his peace activism, this American counterculture figure founded a non-profit healthcare group called the Seva Foundation; a circus program called Camp Winnarainbow; and a California commune called the Hog Farm.

Before Fame

After serving briefly in the United States Army, he studied theater at Boston University under the G.I. Bill.

Trivia

His life was the subject of a 2010 documentary film titled Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie.

Family Life

Born Hugh Nanton Romney in East Greenbush, New York, he later settled in California with his wife, Jahanara Romney (Bonnie Beecher), and his son, Howdy Do-Good Gravy Tomahawk Truckstop Romney (Jordan Romney).

Associated With

During the early years of his performance career, he was a talent management client of the comedian Lenny Bruce.