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Gutram "Gordon" Godowsky
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1905
Berlin, Germany
Death: Dec., 1932
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Gordon (anglicized from Gutram) abandoned his English literature studies at Harvard to marry dancer Yvonne Evelyn Hughes in 1928. The marriage lasted about one year.


from Time magazine, 20 Feb 1928:
Eloped. Gordon Godowsky, 22, son of famed Pianist-Composer Leopold Godowsky; brother of Cinemasiren Dagmar Godowsky; Harvard senior, now "suping" in The Trial of Mary Dugan (wherein a blonde Follies girl defends her name); with Miss Yvonne Hughes, blonde Follies girl. Result: disinheritance.

from NY Times, Dec. 1932:
GORDON GODOWSKY ENDS LIFE BY GAS; Youngest of Composer's Four Children, Ill and Despondent, Dies in Rooming House. WORKED IN TAXICAB OFFICE Kin Deny Rift Between Him and Father, Declaring He "Was Too Proud" to Ask Aid.

Gordon Godowsky, youngest of the four children of Leopold Godowsky, noted composer and pianist, ended his life yesterday by inhaling gas in a rooming house at 46 West Seventy-second Street, where he had been living for several months. He was 26 years old and employed in the office of a taxicab company, in charge of the parts and service department.


cause of death: suicide, by gas
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Leopold Godowsky (1870 - 1938)
  Frederica Saxe Godowsky (1870 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Yvonne Evelyn Hughes Godowsky (1900 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Vanita Hedwig Godowsky Saperton (1892 - 1961)*
  Mercedes Dagmar Godowsky Mayo (1897 - 1975)*
  Leopold Saxe Godowsky (1900 - 1983)*
  Gutram Godowsky (1905 - 1932)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Temple Israel Cemetery
Hastings-on-Hudson
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63735483
Gutram Gordon Godowsky
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Gutram Gordon Godowsky
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