Guthrie (1912 - 1967):
Effects of Huntington Disease
Woody Guthrie was a noted American folk singer and composer of "This
Land is Your Land" and "Dust Bowl Ballads".
The photo on the left is from the 1940's before the onset of the
disease. The one on the right shows some of the late-stage
consequences of Huntington
Disease. Woody's son, Arlo Guthrie (also a folk singer, and
composer of "Alice's Restaurant"),
did not inherit the Huntington allele from his father.