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Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s and the counterculture that soon followed. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression and was known as embodying various aspects of this counterculture, such as his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy and openness to Eastern religions. He was one of many influential American writers of his time known as the Beat Generation, which included famous writers such as Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Description above from the Wikipedia article Allen Ginsberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Jun 3, 1926 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Pull My Daisy 1959-11-11
Latest Project:
Movie Beat Generation 2014-02-08
Known For
Movie Beat Generation 2014-02-08
Movie Howl Himself 2010-08-26
Movie The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music 2007-02-01
Movie Dylan Speaks 1965 2006-10-31
Movie As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty Himself 2000-07-19
Movie Birth of a Nation Himself 1997-01-01
Movie No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-21
Movie Jonas in the Desert Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Silence = Death Himself 1990-05-04
Movie Heavy Petting Himself 1989-01-01
Movie He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Himself 1986-02-22
Movie Burroughs: The Movie 1984-02-10
Movie Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds Himself 1979-10-01
Movie Renaldo and Clara The Father 1978-01-25
Movie Thot-Fal'N Himself 1978-06-27
Movie Ciao! Manhattan Himself 1973-04-19
Movie Johnny Minotaur 1971-04-07
Movie Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family Himself 1971-04-11
Movie The Fall 1969-01-15
Movie Diaries, Notes, and Sketches Self 1969-12-01
Movie Be-In 1967-02-01
Movie Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out Himself (Archive Footage) 1967-05-11
Movie Ah, Sunflower 1967-08-13
Movie Tonite Let's All Make Love in London Himself 1967-09-26
Movie Herostratus Poet (voice) 1967-07-10
Movie Chappaqua Messiah 1966-08-30
Movie Galaxie Himself 1966-09-03
Movie Wholly Communion Himself 1965-12-31
Movie Guns of the Trees Self (voice) 1961-02-28
Movie Pull My Daisy Allen 1959-11-11
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