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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 It Don't Pay to Be an Honest Citizen 2022
Known For
Poster of Symphony Of The Invisible
Poster of No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of Guns of the Trees
Movie It Don't Pay to Be an Honest Citizen Lawyer 2022
Movie Symphony Of The Invisible Himself (voice) 2020-11-17
Series 70 Years of Youth Revolt Self (archive footage) 2020-11-21
Movie Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese The Oracle of Delphi 2019-06-11
Movie Uncle Howard Self (archive footage) 2017-03-10
Movie Don't Blink: Robert Frank Himself (archive footage) 2017-04-13
Movie Harry Smith at the Breslin Hotel Unknown 2017-12-01
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography Self (archive footage) 2017-06-02
Movie Beat Generation Unknown 2014-02-08
Movie The Stars Behind the Iron Curtain Self (archive footage) 2014-11-25
Movie Norman Mailer: The American Unknown 2012-05-18
Movie Crazy Wisdom Unknown 2011-11-25
Movie Howl Himself 2010-08-26
Movie William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Self (archive footage) 2010-11-05
Movie Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder Himself 2009-04-01
Movie The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Himself (archive footage) 2008-01-01
Movie Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell Himself 2008-09-26
Movie The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music Unknown 2007-02-01
Movie Dylan Speaks 1965 Unknown 2006-10-31
Movie No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Self 2005-07-21
Movie Twenty to Life: The Life & Times of John Sinclair Himself (archive footage) 2004-06-19
Movie The Battle for 'I Am Curious-Yellow' Himself (Archive Footage) 2003-01-01
Movie The Cockettes Himself (archive footage) 2002-01-16
Movie New York in the Fifties Himself 2001-10-16
Movie Condo Painting Unknown 2000-03-17
Movie As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty Self 2000-11-05
Movie Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Himself 1999-04-01
Series New York: A Documentary Film Commentator 1999-11-14
Movie The Fifties Himself 1997-01-01
Movie A Poet from the Lower East Side Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Birth of a Nation Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Scenes from Allen's Last Three Days on Earth as a Spirit Himself 1997-07-03
Movie Happy Birthday to John Himself 1997-10-09
Movie No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-21
Movie Ballad of the Skeletons Unknown 1997-11-20
Movie ChickenHawk Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Jonas in the Desert Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Road Scholar Self 1993-07-16
Movie Berkeley in the Sixties Self 1990-01-01
Movie Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections Self 1990-06-01
Movie Summer of Love Unknown 1990-01-01
Movie Silence = Death Himself 1990-05-04
Movie Heavy Petting Himself 1989-01-01
Movie Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets Himself 1989-01-01
Movie Growing Up in America Self 1989-04-16
Movie He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Self 1986-02-22
Movie Autumn Ritual Himself 1986-09-01
Movie All Star Video Self (archive footage) 1985-01-21
Movie Good Morning, Mr. Orwell Himself 1984-01-01
Movie Before Stonewall Himself 1984-09-15
Movie Burroughs: The Movie Unknown 1984-02-10
Movie This Song for Jack Unknown 1983-10-01
Movie Poetry in Motion Unknown 1982-01-01
Movie Lake Placid '80 Unknown 1980-01-01
Movie La Marche Gaie Himself 1980-01-01
Movie No. 18: Mahagonny Unknown 1980-09-13
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 Phil Ochs Memorial Celebration Self 1977-07-09
Movie Pickup's Tricks 1973-01-01
Movie Ciao! Manhattan Himself 1973-04-19
Movie Global Groove 1973-01-01
Movie Johnny Minotaur Unknown 1971-04-07
Movie Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family Self 1971-04-11
Movie The Fall Unknown 1969-01-15
Movie Me and My Brother Himself 1969-02-02
Movie Diaries, Notes, and Sketches Self 1969-12-01
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Underground New York Himself 1968-01-01
Movie Yippie Himself 1968-12-31
Movie Herostratus Poet (voice) 1967-07-10
Movie Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out Himself (Archive Footage) 1967-05-11
Movie Ah, Sunflower 1967-08-13
Movie Be-In Unknown 1967-02-01
Movie Hare Krishna Himself 1967-02-02
Movie Tonite Let's All Make Love in London Himself 1967-09-26
Movie Anatomy of Violence Himself 1967-11-12
Movie Joan of Arc Unknown 1967-12-26
Movie Bob Dylan 65 Revisited Self 1967-10-10
Movie Chappaqua Messiah 1966-08-30
Movie Galaxie Himself 1966-09-03
Movie He! Viva Dada 1965-09-05
Movie Allan for Allan 1965-10-14
Movie Wholly Communion Himself 1965-12-31
Movie Andy Warhol Screen Tests Himself 1965-11-28
Movie Stockhausen's Originale: Doubletakes 1964-01-01
Movie Couch Himself 1964-01-01
Movie Guns of the Trees Self (voice) 1961-02-28
Movie Pull My Daisy Allen 1959-11-11