Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

American singer-songwriter, humorist, and actor
Singer/songwriter whose blend of cynical humor, personal observations, and social commentary won him a lasting following.
BornSeptember 5, 1946
HometownChapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Height6'2" (1.88m)
SpouseRitamarie Kelly, Kate McGarrigle, Suzzy Roche
ChildrenRufus Wainwright
ParentsLoudon Wainwright Jr., Martha Harriet Taylor


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Rufus Wainwright interview: ‘The battle for gay rights is back on’

  • ‘I’ve always had a very intense relationship with the Royal Albert Hall,” says Rufus Wainwright. “I was violated… raped in Hyde Park [across from the venue] when I was 14 years old.” On the morning before he played his first solo show there (supporting Sting, around 17 years later, in 2004) he fell and cut his arm on the broken window of a Victorian bathroom in Notting Hill. “Because I was newly sober, I was adamant about refusing painkillers. But still made it on to the stage, playing the piano