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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.‚Äč

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Jun 3, 1926 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie He! Viva Dada 1965-09-05
Latest Project:
Movie Howl 2010-08-26
Known For
Movie Howl Himself 2010-08-26
Movie Dylan Speaks 1965 2006-10-31
Movie The Cockettes Himself (archive footage) 2002-01-16
Movie New York in the Fifties Himself 2001-10-16
Movie As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty Himself 2000-07-19
Movie Scenes from Allen's last three days on Earth as a spirit Himself 1997-07-03
Movie Birth of a Nation Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Heavy Petting Himself 1989-01-01
Movie He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Renaldo and Clara The Father 1978-01-25
Movie Ciao! Manhattan Himself 1973-04-19
Movie Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family Himself 1971-04-11
Movie Me and My Brother Himself 1969-02-02
Movie The Fall 1969-01-15
Movie Tonite Let's All Make Love in London Himself 1967-09-26
Movie Herostratus Poet (voice) 1967-07-10
Movie Galaxie Himself 1966-09-03
Movie Andy Warhol Screen Tests Himself 1965-11-28
Movie He! Viva Dada 1965-09-05