Allen Ginsberg (I) (1926–1997)

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Louis Ginsberg, the moderate Jewish Socialist and his wife Naomi, who was a radical Communist and irrepressible nudist are the parents of Irwin Allen Ginsberg, the poet and man of many other things eg. actor. Poems he written eg. Howl, Six gallery, Sunflower Sutra ... His themes: drugs, against Vietnam War, politics, "beat generation", hippies, ... See full bio »

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Howl Writer
The Cockettes Himself


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 2019 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Documentary) (performer: "Nurse's Song") / (writer: "Nurse's Song")
 2010 Beginners (performer: "Howl") / (writer: "Howl")
 2009 Professor Norman Cornett (Documentary) (writer: "Pull My Daisy")
 2008 Patti Smith: Dream of Life (Documentary) (writer: "Spell")
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 1994 - 2005) (performer - 1 episode, 2005)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "America") / (writer: "America")
- The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1994) ... (writer: "New Stanzas for Amazing Grace")
 2002 The Cockettes (Documentary) (performer: "Nurse's Song") / (writer: "Nurse's Song")
 2001 Amélie (writer: "Naomi")
 1978 Renaldo and Clara (performer: "Nurse's Song")
 1967 Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (Documentary) (performer: "Tonite Let's All Make Love In London" - as Alan Ginsberg) / (writer: "Tonite Let's All Make Love In London" - as Alan Ginsberg)
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short) (writer: "The Crazy Daisy")
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Other Works:

Poetry book: "Howl and Other Poems". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 15 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Ginsberg | Allen Ginsburg | Rabbi Buddha Whitman/Ginsburg


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does. See more »


Was friends with Michael Savage, who later became an ultra-right-wing radio talk show host. The two once skinny-dipped together. See more »

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