- NAME: Andy Warhol
- OCCUPATION: Painter, Filmmaker
- BIRTH DATE: August 06, 1928
- DEATH DATE: February 22, 1987
- Did You Know?: Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" is a tribute to the individuals he'd met at Andy Warhol's "The Factory," including Holly Woodlawn, "Sugar Plum Fairy" Joe Campbell and Jackie Curtis.
- EDUCATION: Carnegie Institute (Carnegie Museum of Art), Schenley High School, Carnegie Institute for Technology (Carnegie Mellon University)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Andrew Warhola
- AKA: Andy Warhola
- AKA: Andy Warhol
- AKA: Andrew Warhol
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