Peter Orlovsky

Peter Orlovsky bio

Birth Name: Peter Anton Orlovsky

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: July 8, 1933

Date Of Death: May 30, 2010

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Peter Orlovsky was born on the 8th of July, 1933. He was known for being a Poet. Poet and actor who was most famous for being the life partner of Beat generation icon Allen Ginsberg. Orlovsky’s published works include Dear Allen, Ship will land Jan 23, 58; Lepers Cry; and Clean Asshole Poems & Smiling Vegetable Songs.

Peter Orlovsky was born in New York. After serving in the U.S. Army, he attended Columbia University. He met Ginsberg while working as a painter’s model in San Francisco. He taught poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Peter Orlovsky was a Cancer and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Peter Orlovsky was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Peter Anton Orlovsky is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Peter’s Peter Anton Orlovsky attended Newtown High School and Columbia University.


Peter Orlovsky’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Peter Orlovsky’s parents.

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Peter Orlovsky was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: Peter Anton Orlovsky
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Peter Orlovsky was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Peter Orlovsky was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Peter Orlovsky had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Peter Orlovsky’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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