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Harry Partch

Harry PartchAKA Harold Partch

Born: 24-Jun-1901
Birthplace: Oakland, CA
Died: 3-Sep-1974
Location of death: San Diego, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Composer, Sculptor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hobo composer, built his own instruments

Father: Virgil Franklin Partch (Presbyterian missionary, b. 10-Aug-1860, d. 19-Mar-1919)
Mother: Jennie Childers Partch (Presbyterian missionary, b. 1863, d. c. 1922)
Brother: Paul Chester Partch (b. 4-Jul-1890)
Sister: Irene Partch (b. 12-May-1899, d. 20-Jul-1942)

    University: University of Southern California (dropped out)

    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Syphilis

Is the subject of documentaries:
The Dreamer That Remains: A Portrait of Harry Partch, 1972



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