Judy Henske Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 December 1936Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameJudith A. Henske
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

As briefly dictated by Judy herself, April 13, 2008:

Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in 1936. Attended Notre Dame Grade School and Notre Dame-McDonell Memorial High School then attended Rosary Collage, River Forest, Illinois. Then attended University of Wisconsin then worked in the office at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. Then went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she lived working as a cook in a Quaker co-op in Powellton Village. Left for San Diego, California, around 1959 and lived on a sloop in the yacht basin. From there to the Zen Coffee House and Motorcycle Repair Shop in Pacific Beach. From there to the Upper Cellar, San Diego. From there to Cosmo Alley in Los Angeles. From there to the Unicorn in Los Angeles. From there to The Buddhi in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From there, she joined Dave Guard and the Whiskey Hill Singers (around 1961) in Menlo Park, California. Left Dave Guard around 1962-1963 and lived at Knife & Fork Restaurant and Motel on Sunset Strip.

So then she married Jerry Yester (1963 or 64 in Washington, D.C.) and continued to work, appearing in Antia Loos' musical "Gogo Loves You," Greenwich Village, 1964 or 1965. Sang at Village Gate, Bitter End, many gigs on East Coast.

Moved back to California (Laurel Canyon), became pregnant in 1967 and moved back to the East Coast when Jerry joined Lovin' Spoonful. Daughter Kate was born in 1968.

In 1969 or 70, "Farewell Aldebaran" and in around 1970 or 71, "Rosebud."

Ran away to Sherman Oaks with the piano player, Craig Doerge, in about 1972. Retired from the stage but continued to write songs. Married Craig in 1973 (and are celebrating their 35th anniversary October of this year...2008).

Has two new albums, "Loose in the World" and "She Sang California," plus a retrospective set put out by Rhino this last year.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marilyn Jones, as dictated by Judy Henske

Spouse (2)

Craig W. Doerge (1 September 1973 - present)
Jerry Yester (1963 - 1971) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Briefly knew Woody Allen in the 1960s and was partly the inspiration (along with 'Diane Keaton') for the title character in Annie Hall (1977).
Judy and Craig live in Pasadena, California, where they both continue to write music. Judy is planning to have another album out within the next year. [April 2008]
Released her first new album in 28 years. [October 1999]

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