Gray, Spalding

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Name
Gray, Spalding Gender: M
Spalding Rockwell Gray
born on 5 June 1941 at 01:51 (= 01:51 AM )
Place Providence, Rhode Island, 41n49, 71w25
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°10' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°35 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 29°17'



Biography

American entertainer, a humorist, satirist and stage monologist. TV show host. Called "the high priest of anxiety," he created a series of 15 monologues to perform throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, including "Monster in a Box," Gray's Anatomy," and the award-winning "Swimming to Cambodia."

An electric performer, his one-man show is titled "It's a Slippery Slope." In the monologue, he tells of his mom's suicide, his dad's aloofness and his own preoccupation with health, hearing that voice in his head that says, "Remember, you are going to die." With candor, he reveals his shabby treatment of Ramona, the live-in girlfriend he eventually married while continuing an affair with another girlfriend, Kathie. Ramona eventually left him when Kathie had his baby son, whom he did not visit until the child was eight months old. In all, the performance reads like a wail from a therapist's couch.

On 10/02/2002, Gray checked into a Manhattan hospital for a depression he had not been able to shake since a car accident in Ireland last year where re suffered severe head trauma. The playwright/actor went missing, his wife reported on Sunday January 11, 2004 at about 7 PM. Gray had last been heard from at about 9 PM the day before, when he called his Long island home and spoke with his 6-year-old son, saying, "I’ll see you soon." He was scheduled to fly to Colorado for a skiing vacation that day but the flight was delayed a day. He left his apartment to have dinner with friends that evening but never arrived. After being missing since January 10, 2004, Gray’s body was pulled from the East River in New York at 3 PM on Sunday, March 7, 2004. While the cause of his death is pending further investigation, authorities suspect that the playwright, who has a history of depression and suicidal tendencies, may have committed suicide.

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Events

  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 2 October 2002 (Hospital for depression)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 2004 (possibly suicide)

Source Notes

Joe Fitzgerald quotes him. In January 2004, Rebecca Ann Robertson writes, "In the early 1990's I was invited by Spalding Gray to study storytelling with him at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. It was there that he curiously gave to me his birth information as follows: Spalding Gray, 6/05/194, 1:51 am, Providence Rhode Island. Arlene DeAngelus reports that his obituary in the NY Times gave Great Barrington , RI as his birth place.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Dyslexia
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Phobias (Obsessed with health; morbid)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mom committed suicide)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Continues affair while married)
  • Family : Parenting : Abusive - Neglectful (Did not see his son for first eight months)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Monologues, theater his medium)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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