Obituary of John Berryman

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John Berryman

John Allyn McAlpin Berryman (born October 25, 1914 in McAlester, Oklahoma) was a poet and scholar who was best known for being a major figure in the second half of the 20th century and for being in the confessional school of poetry, including his 1964 poem, “77 Dream Songs.” John died on January 7, 1972 and his death was reportedly because of suicide by jumping off the Washington Avenue Bridge. He died too soon at age 57.

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John Berryman Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Berryman, John
    • Common Name: John Berryman
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
    • Birth Date: October 25, 1914
    • Age: 57 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1942-1972
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Franks Hot Sauce
    • Favorite Color: Turquoise (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    John's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: John Allyn McAlpin Berryman
    • Father: John Smith
    • Mother: Martha Little Smith
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Eileen Simpson (married 1942-divorced 1956)
      • Ann Levine (married 1956-divorced 1959)
      • Kate Donahue (married 1961-1972, his death)

Death Notice:

  • Date: January 07 1972 at age 57
  • Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Cause of Death: Suicide (jumped from a bridge)

Category Tags:

PoetScholar American Born on October 25th Born in 1914 Born in Oklahoma Died in 1972 Died at age 57 Died from Suicide

John's Notable Roles:

  • 77 Dream Songs (1964)

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