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Woody Guthrie

Woody GuthrieAKA Woodrow Wilson Guthrie

Born: 14-Jul-1912
Birthplace: Okemah, OK
Died: 3-Oct-1967
Location of death: Queens, NY [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (scattered at Coney Island)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Folk legend

Military service: US Merchant Marine; US Army (WWII)

[1] Creedmoor State Hospital, Queens, NY.

Father: Charles Edward Guthrie (cowboy/politician)
Mother: Nora Belle Tanner
Sister: Clara (d.)
Sister: Mary Jo
Wife: Mary Esta Jennings (m. 8-Oct-1933, div. 1940, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Gwendolyn Gail (b. 1935, d.)
Daughter: Sue Guthrie (b. 1937, d. 1989)
Son: Will Rogers Guthrie (b. 1938, d.)
Wife: Marjorie Greenblatt Mazia (dancer, m. 13-Nov-1945, div. 1953, d. 1983)
Daughter: Cathy Ann Guthrie (b. 1943, d. 1947)
Arlo Guthrie (singer/songwriter, b. 10-Jul-1947)
Son: Joady Ben Guthrie (b. 1948)
Daughter: Nora Lee Guthrie Rotante (runs the Woody Guthrie Foundation in NY, b. 1950)
Wife: Anneke Van Kirk (m. 1953, div. 1956, one daughter)
Daughter: Lorina Lynn Guthrie (b. 1954, d. 1973)

    The Almanac Singers
    Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988

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Author of books:
Bound for Glory (1943)

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