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Philip Glass

Philip GlassAKA Philip Morris Glass

Born: 31-Jan-1937
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD

Gender: Male
Religion: See Note [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Einstein on the Beach

[1] Glass grew up Jewish. In the film documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007) by Scott Hicks, Glass is informed by a journalist that he had been reported as Buddhist. He replies, "I read the same thing! You might say I'm a Taoist, I'm a Hindu, I'm Jewish, I'm Christian. I mean it's true I'm interested in all of these things but I can't say that I'm exclusively anything."

Father: Benjamin Charles Glass
Mother: Ida Gouline
Sister: Sheppie (older)
Brother: Martin Glass
Wife: JoAnne Akalaitis (theater director, m. 1965, div. 1980, two children)
Son: Zachary (b. 1969)
Daughter: Juliet (history professor, b. 1971)
Wife: Luba Burtyk (doctor, m. 1980, div.)
Wife: Candy Jernigan (d. 1991 liver cancer)
Wife: Holly Critchlow (restaurant manager, m. 2001)

    High School: Peabody Conservatory of Music (1945-51)
University of Chicago (1952-56)
    Conservatory: Juilliard School of Music (1957-62)

    Jewish Ancestry
    Philip Glass
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Yoga

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