Andy Warhol was a pioneering American artist
of Campbell's Soup Cans fame. He was
the writer/producer/director of Blue Movie,
The Velvet Underground and Nico, Poor Little Rich Girl,
Imitation of Christ, Chelsea Girls, and
also founded Interview Magazine.
The multi-award-winning artist is also remembered
as the man who said, "In the future everyone will
be famous for fifteen minutes." Contrary to his
familiar quote, he personally endured for decades
as perhaps the world's most famous contemporary
artist, and leader in the Pop Art movement.
Biographical fast facts
Full or original name at birth: Andrew Warhola
Date, time and place of birth: August 6, 1928*,
at 6:30 a.m., at 73 Orr Street, Pittsburgh,
Date, time, place and cause of death: February 22, 1987,
at 6:21 a.m., at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center,
New York City, New York, U.S.A. (Heart failure following surgery)
NOTE: The above death information is confirmed
by his death certificate.
Father: Ondrej Warhola (a steel worker and coal miner)
Mother: Julia (Zavacky) Warhola
Burial site: St. John the Baptist Byzantine Rite Catholic Church,
Castle Shannon, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Error corrections or clarifications
* Erroneously reported to have been
born "August 8, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio."
All of the following publications, in some past
editions, have offered erroneous birth information
on Andy Warhol.
Information Please Almanac
Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia**
World Almanac and Book of Facts
It is not our intent to denigrate these fine
publications, but merely to point out the above
inaccuracy to prevent further dissemination of
the erroneous data.
** The first
edition (published 1994) of Leonard
Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia offers not only the wrong
date of birth, but also the incorrect year of birth, as well as the
wrong city and state of birth for Andy.
The most in-depth of more than three dozen
sources consulted in preparing this
The Andy Warhol Diaries, by Andy Warhol, edited by Pat Hackett (1989)
Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close up, by Bob Colacello (1990)
Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol, by Ultra Violet (1988)
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