At Columbia he was president of the Philolexian Society.
In 1945 he transferred to Harvard University for graduate study in Far Eastern languages. Studied psychology, literature and philosophy at the University of South Florida.
Separated from her husband Paul in 1964, and a few months later died of a heart attack.
In 1945 became common-law wife of William Burroughs who accidentally shot her in the head in Mexico City, September 1951.
Walter Wood Adams was born in New York and attended St Paul's School, Manhattan before Columbia University, where he met Kerouac and Ginsberg.
Educated at Oxford, and became leading figure in left-wing literary movement of 1930s. Younger brother of jazz record producer George Avakian and colleague of Kerouac's at Horace Mann School, 1939-40, where they jointly reviewed jazz records for the school magazine.
Went on to study at Yale University, and the Sorbonne in Paris.
After Louis' death in 1911, she remarried to Peter Adamakis in 1917 and moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Jack lived with her while attending Horace Mann School, 1939-40.
A Barnard graduate from Albany, NY, where her father managed the Gevaert film plant.Alan Joseph Ansen was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised there and at Woodmere, Long Island. Through Auden's friend Chester Kallman, Ansen met Cannastra and hence Kerouac, Ginsberg and Holmes.Author of novel fragment The Vigilantes (1952), and many poetic works, collected in Contact High (1989).Mary had a daughter, Marcie, with Art, and later another daughter, Marlena.She kicked her drug habit late 1960s and married painter Kurt Witt, with whom she lived in New Hampshire.Later became famous film editor and director, credited with inventing the freeze frame and jump cut, as employed in "Girl of the Night" (1960). Kerouac's journal shows that he was present at a party with Ayer and others at John Clellon Holmes' apartment, November 1948.