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Courtney LOVE

American Courtney LOVE

born Courtney Michelle HARRISON

American singer-songwriter, musician, actress and artist

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on July 09, 1964 in San Francisco, California, USA


Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California to psychotherapist Linda Carroll and Hank Harrison, publisher and brief manager of the Grateful Dead. Love's parents divorced in 1969 and her father's custody was withdrawn after her mother alleged that he had fed LSD to Love. Her mother moved the family to Marcola, Oregon, where they lived on a commune. While attending school in Eugene, Love struggled and was diagnosed as mildly autistic. Through relationships with two other men, Love's mother gave birth to Love's two half-sisters and adopted a son, and later two half-brothers; another male half-sibling had died in infancy of a heart defect when Love was ten.

In 1972, Love's mother moved the family with her then-husband to New Zealand, but Love was sent back to live in Oregon with her former stepfather and numerous family friends. At age fourteen, she was arrested for shoplifting a t-shirt and was sent to Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility. She spent the following several years in and out of foster homes before becoming legally emancipated at age sixteen. She moved to Portland, Oregon, and supported herself by working illegally as a stripper, a DJ, and various odd jobs, and intermittently took classes at Portland State University studying English and philosophy. Love has said that she "didn't have a lot of social skills", and that she learned them while frequenting gay clubs in Portland.

In 1981, Love was granted a small trust fund through her adoptive grandparents, which she used to travel to the United Kingdom. There, she was accepted into Trinity College due to high test scores, where she studied theology for two semesters. She also became acquainted with musician Julian Cope in Liverpool and moved into his house briefly before returning to the United States.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

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