Peter Orlovsky

American poet (1933-2010)

Peter Anton Orlovsky (July 8, 1933 – May 30, 2010) was an American poet, writer and movie actor. He was the lifelong partner of Allen Ginsberg. Orlovsky was in 3 movies: Pull My Daisy, Chappaqua and Me and My Brother.

Orlovsky (right) with Allen Ginsberg (left) in 1978

Orlovsky was born on July 8, 1933 in New York City, New York and studied at Columbia University. Orlovsky's father was a Russian immigrant. Orlovsky died on May 30, 2010 in Williston, Vermont from lung cancer, aged 76.[1] He was buried in Williston.



  1. "Peter Orlovsky, poet and partner of Allen Ginsberg, has died". May 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-03.

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