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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, gay.com: 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

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Age of Ignorance (27-May-2007)
    Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (11-Sep-2005) · Himself
    Heights (24-Jan-2005) · Jeremy
    The Aviator (17-Dec-2004)
    Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (May-1988)

Official Website:
http://www.rufuswainwright.com/


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