Allen Ginsberg (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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Known For

Beginners Soundtrack
(2010)
Amélie Soundtrack
(2001)
Howl Writer
(2010)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (18 credits)
 2019 Rolling Thunder Revue (Documentary)
The Oracle of Delphi
 2012 America (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Speak Out (TV Movie)
 2000 Twister: A Musical Catastrophe (Video)
He Dead Too (as Rabbi Buddha Whitman/Ginsburg)
 1997 Allen Ginsberg: The Ballad of the Skeletons (Music Video)
Narrator
 1996 Westmoreland Naples (Short)
 1978 Thot-Fal'N (Short)
 1973 Global Groove (Video short)
 1973 We Can't Go Home Again
Brief glimpse (uncredited)
 1971 About Me: A Musical (Short)
 1968 Love Love Love (Short)
 1967 Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues (Music Video)
Allen Ginsberg
 1967 Herostratus
Poet (voice)
 1966 Chappaqua
Messiah
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short)
Allen (as Alan Ginsberg)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the foreword for "Gasoline", a book of poems by Gregory Corso See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 16 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Ginsberg | Allen Ginsburg | Rabbi Buddha Whitman/Ginsburg

Height:

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 »

Trivia:

In 1965 he was deported from Cuba for publicly protesting against the country's anti-marijuana stance and its homophobic social polices that result in many homosexuals being jailed. He also outraged Fidel Castro and his cadre of "Fidelistas" by allegedly making the remark that Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was "cute." The Cubans deported him to Czechoslovakia, where one week after being named the King of... See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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