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Allen Ginsberg (I) (1926–1997)

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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 2012 America (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Speak Out (TV Movie)
 2000 Twister: A Musical Catastrophe (Video)
He Dead Too (as Rabbi Buddha Whitman/Ginsburg)
 1997 Ballad of the Skeletons (Short)
 1978 Thot-Fal'N (Short)
 1978 Renaldo and Clara
The Father
 1973 Global Groove (Video short)
 1970/I Prologue
 1968 Love Love Love (Short)
 1967 Herostratus
Poet (voice)
 1966 Chappaqua
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short)
Allen (as Alan Ginsberg)
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Playwright: "Kaddish". See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 13 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Ginsberg | Rabbi Buddha Whitman/Ginsburg


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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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 »


Appears as "Carlo Marx," "Alvah Goldbook," "Irwin Garden," and other names, in friend Jack Kerouac's novels. Kerouac also gave Ginsberg's poem "Howl" its title, after writing a critique of the unfinished work, in a letter that began "I received your howl.". See more »

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