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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" 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 photo 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. Bob Dylan was a friend of both father and son.


All text material 2009 by Steven M. Carr