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Paul America (I) (1945–1982)

Paul Johnson, a strapping blonde young man from New Jersey, was reportedly discovered in mid-1965 by theatrical producer Lester Persky at the discotheque Ondine and brought to the attention of Andy Warhol at Warhol's "Factory" (work-living space). According to Warhol, "Paul was unbelievably good-looking - like a comic-strip drawing of Mr. America, ... See full bio »


(age 37) in Florida, USA

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Superartist Actor


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 1972 Ciao Manhattan
 1965 My Hustler
Paul - the younger hustler (uncredited)
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 1967 Superartist (Documentary short)
 1965 Screen Test: Paul America (Short)

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I only had two dollars, and the drinks cost two something. So I was waiting at the bar for my friend, realizing my time was short. He turned up and asked me to sit with everybody in the back - Chuck Wein and Andy [Warhol] and Edie [Sedgewick]; they were having a dinner party because Edie had been on the Johnny Carson show that night. When they went back to the Factory, I went with them, and I ... See more »


Died after being hit by a car while returning from a dental appointment on October 19, 1982 in Florida. See more »

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