In 1945 became common-law wife of William Burroughs who accidentally shot her in the head in Mexico City, September 1951.
In 1955 Mary married jazz drummer Art Mardigan, who played with Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz and others.
Mary had a daughter, Marcie, with Art, and later another daughter, Marlena.
She kicked her drug habit late 1960s and married painter Kurt Witt, with whom she lived in New Hampshire.
In 1937 fought in the Spanish Civil War, one of two Americans chosen to lead guerrilla warfare behind Franco's lines. Several of his pieces of writing published in the New Masses.
During World War II he trained as an OSS member in Washington, but lost a hand in a grenade accident while instructing new recruits. Toward the end of his life he was poet James Schuyler's lover, and features in the latter's poem "Dining Out with Doug and Frank" as "A dark Finn who looked not unlike a butch version of Valentino." Died of leukemia and is buried in Long Island National Cemetery.
Auden, Chester Kallman and Alan Ansen in New York, 1950s.Born Jacksonville, Florida, to fruit-picker parents. Grew up in the Bronx, New York, trained as nurse but became secretary/ bookkeeper.[Thanks to Marcie for the photo of herself with Mary and Art Mardigan.] Maria Georgina Amanda Dub, born at St Denis de la Bouteillerie, Quebec.Gabrielle Kerouac's stepmother, marrying her father Louis L'vesque in Nashua, 1904, and having two children by him; Loretta (1905) and Robert (1907).After Louis' death in 1911, she remarried to Peter Adamakis in 1917 and moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Jack lived with her while attending Horace Mann School, 1939-40.A Barnard graduate from Albany, NY, where her father managed the Gevaert film plant. Journalism student at Columbia University and roommate of Edie Parker in New York, from 1943.