Auden, Chester Kallman and Alan Ansen in New York, 1950s.
Born Jacksonville, Florida, to fruit-picker parents. Grew up in the Bronx, New York, trained as nurse but became secretary/ bookkeeper.
S Watch now on Stan Liza is a 40 year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive publishing industry.
Virginia returned to New York and worked as a guitar-playing folksinger in Greenwich Village as Ginny Mayhew, using her mother's maiden name.
Studied the Japanese martial art Aikido in 1961 and became the director of the New York Aikikai 1963-64, although often taking side jobs as a belly dancer at a Greek night club to help pay the rent. Twice married: to Charles Morisette, 1937, and Paul Blake, 1945. Lived in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida with her second husband and son, where Jack and his mother frequently visited.
At Columbia he was president of the Philolexian Society.
In 1945 he transferred to Harvard University for graduate study in Far Eastern languages. Studied psychology, literature and philosophy at the University of South Florida.
Separated from her husband Paul in 1964, and a few months later died of a heart attack.