|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1905|
|Death: ||Dec., 1932|
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
Leopold Godowsky (1870 - 1938)
Frederica Saxe Godowsky (1870 - 1933)
Yvonne Evelyn Hughes Godowsky (1900 - 1950)*
Vanita Hedwig Godowsky Saperton (1892 - 1961)*
Mercedes Dagmar Godowsky Mayo (1897 - 1975)*
Leopold Saxe Godowsky (1900 - 1983)*
Gutram Godowsky (1905 - 1932)
Temple Israel Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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