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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus WainwrightBorn: 22-Jul-1973
Birthplace: Rhinebeck, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Gay Messiah

"Frank Sinatra has passed on the torch to me. But little did he know that he'd be passing it on to a gay opera queen."

[1] Jack Shamama, "An interview with Rufus Wainwright", undated interview from sometime in 2005, Asked if being openly gay has hurt or helped him, replied, "Maybe hurt my career but really helped my life, which is much better than if it was the reverse. I think if I had had too much furious fame in the beginning, I could have very likely been a casualty, and this sort of glass ceiling that I've hit is really a shield."

Father: Loudon Wainwright III (singer-songwriter)
Mother: Kate McGarrigle (folk singer, b. 6-Feb-1946, m. 1971, div. 1977, d. 18-Jan-2010 cancer)
Sister: Martha Wainwright (musician)
Husband: Jorn Weisbrodt (theater producer, m. 23-Aug-2012)

    Rufus Wainwright
    Raped Hyde Park, London, England (1988)
    Risk Factors: Methamphetamine

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    Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (11-Sep-2005) · Himself
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    The Aviator (17-Dec-2004)
    Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (May-1988)

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