Marjorie Guthrie
American dancer
Marjorie Guthrie
Marjorie Mazia Guthrie was a dancer of the Martha Graham Company, a dance teacher and for a time the wife of folk musician Woody Guthrie, and was the mother of folk musician Arlo Guthrie and Woody Guthrie archivist Nora Guthrie. She was born Marjorie Greenblatt in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, to Aliza Waitzman and Izadore Greenblatt. She had 3 brothers- David, Herbert and Ben and a sister Gertrude.
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Trial for Montana man accused of thefts Aug. 1 - Bellingham Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Carl and Marjorie Guthrie paid $3500 in advance to Fairchild for 12 specific repair projects at their home. He completed three of the jobs, left six incomplete and didn't start three jobs. They said Fairchild's wife agreed to refund their money or have
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Huntington Society 'like my child,' Ariel Walker says - Waterloo Record
Google News - almost 6 years
Determined to help others through the difficult journey, the Walkers contacted Marjorie Guthrie, a former wife of folk musician Woody Guthrie, who founded the organization that became the Huntington's Disease Society of America
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Milton Wexler, Groundbreaker On Huntington's, Dies at 98
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Milton Wexler, a psychoanalyst who applied his talent for conducting group therapy to brainstorming sessions for scientists working on the hereditary disease that ravaged his wife's family, died on March 16 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 98. The cause was complications of pneumonia, his daughter Nancy Wexler said. Dr. Wexler was a
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Paid Notice: Deaths FALEK, DR. ARTHUR
NYTimes - over 11 years
FALEK--Dr. Arthur. 81, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. Arthur Falek born March 23, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY died on November 7, 2005 from congestive heart failure. Dr. Falek was well loved for his humor and grace and will be missed by family and friends. He completed his
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Plucking New Songs From Guthrie Archives
NYTimes - about 13 years
THE job of keeping the late Woody Guthrie's spirit alive became a mother-daughter act a year ago, based in an office here on East Main Street that is home to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives. Since opening the office, Nora Guthrie, who is the folksinger's daughter, and her daughter, Anna Canoni, have become involved in new concert projects
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THE GUIDE
NYTimes - about 15 years
Best Bet Long Islanders interested in First Night, the nonalcoholic family-oriented approach to welcoming the New Year, can find two events tomorrow evening. In Sayville, the celebration was canceled last year, its second, because of staffing problems. In 1999, its organizers said, it attracted 2,400. This year, working with a budget of about
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The Guthrie Legacy
NYTimes - about 17 years
To the Editor: Reading the Feb. 2 Public Lives article about Nora Guthrie, Woody Guthrie's daughter, brought a rush of feelings and memories. During the 1960's and early 70's, I was a dance student of Nora and her mother, Marjorie Guthrie, Woody's former wife. Once a week I took the M train to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, to a studio over a candy
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - over 18 years
An Infernal Evening MONDAY -- On the opening night of its 60th season, the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92d Street Y will present a stage adaptation of Robert Pinsky's translation of Dante's ''Inferno,'' at 8 P.M. in Playhouse 91, 316 East 91st Street. Following the performance, Mr. Pinsky, who is the Poet Laureate of the United States, will join
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NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: NEW YORK UP CLOSE; How Guthrie Deleted an Island
NYTimes - over 18 years
Staten Island gets no respect, no respect at all, many of its residents say. Never mind that the borough voted 2 to 1 to secede from New York City in 1993. The State Legislature, which rules on such declarations of independence, chose not to notice. Now Staten Island appears to have been cheated of recognition once again. It turns out that Woody
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - over 19 years
Blanton-Peale's 60th THURSDAY -- The Blanton-Peale Institute of Religion and Health, an interfaith and nonsectarian organization that provides counseling and trains counselors, will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a theater benefit. The evening begins with drinks at 6 on the 50th floor of the McGraw-Hill Building, 1221 Avenue of the Americas
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HOW A SINGLE DISEASE HAS BECOME A POLITICAL CAUSE
NYTimes - over 33 years
The Senate recently adopted a resolution designating November as National Alzheimer's Disease Month, an action that, like many such commemorative gestures, went largely unnoticed. But it was nevertheless a significant step because it illustrates the way in which a disease can periodically come to the fore in Washington and become a cause. A few
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Memorial for Marjorie Guthrie Planned; Aided Disease Study
NYTimes - almost 34 years
A memorial service will be held today for Marjorie Guthrie, who died March 13. Mrs. Guthrie, the wife of the folksinger Woody Guthrie, had worked since her husband's death from Huntington's disease in 1967 to aid families of Huntington's disease victims and to develop support for research. The service will be at the Ethical Culture Society, 2 West
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MARJORIE GUTHRIE, SINGER'S WIDOW, 65
NYTimes - almost 34 years
Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, who began her career as a dancer but who, in the last 15 years of her life, devoted herself to creating an awareness of Huntington's chorea - a disease that killed her husband, the folk singer Woody Guthrie - died of cancer at her home yesterday. She was 65 years old, and lived in Manhattan. At the end of her life, Mrs.
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LONG ISLAND JOURNAL
NYTimes - over 34 years
THE 100-year-old Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead is one step closer to being returned to its Victorian grandeur. With the Town of Riverhead using $40,000 of Federal funds to purchase the property, the opera house, one of only two second-story music halls ever built in the metropolitan area, was recently turned over to a nonprofit citizens'
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Books Of The Times
NYTimes - over 35 years
By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt WOODY GUTHRIE. A Life. By Joe Klein. 475 pages. Illustrated. Knopf. $15.95. AS he reports in his preface: when Joe Klein, as a freelance political reporter in 1977, first considered writing a biography of Woody Guthrie, he didn't know much about his subject. ''I knew that he had written some famous songs, like 'This
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 65
    Died in 1983.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 49
    Following the death of her ex-husband from Huntington's Disease in 1967, she founded the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease.
    More Details Hide Details This eventually became the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 22
    She met Guthrie in 1940 as a Martha Graham Dancer trained in Modern Dance, while she was adapting some of Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads to a routine.
    More Details Hide Details Though she was Guthrie's second wife (of three) they maintained a close relationship throughout his life and she provided constant care to Guthrie until his death. She also founded the Marjorie Mazia School of Dance on Sheepshead Bay Road in Brooklyn, New York, which trained young dancers in Modern Dance and Ballet in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. In 1950, Mazia also recorded, Dance Along on Folkways Records, a dance album for children. She is extensively cited in the book, Outwitting History by National Yiddish Book Center founder/director Aaron Lansky.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Born in 1917.
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