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Came back from Colorado to find this on my desk - so excited because Cherie got me the notecard set and it was one of my favorite things ever. Now I have all the murderesses to look at fondly whenever I want. The cats are pretty rad, too.
Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in 1936 when he was 11, then remarried in 1952 when he was 27. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. His father was briefly a journalist. Gorey's maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. John Garvey, was a popular...moreMore about Edward Gorey...