Jirayr Zorthian

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Birth name Jirayr Hamparzoom Zorthian
Birthplace Kutahya
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Birth date 14 April 1911
Resides in Altadena
Profession Artist
Ethnicities Armenian
Spouses Betsy Williams, Dabney
Children Barry, Seyburn, Toby, Alan Zorthian, Alice
http://zorthianranch.com

Among Altadena's (in Los Angeles county) more colorful characters was Jirayr Zorthian, a painter and sculptor who traded art classes on his 48-acre ranch for lessons in physics from his neighbor, Richard Feynman, a Nobel laureate. Zorthian, famous for his annual birthday bash, a bacchanal of food and drink and naked dancing girls, willed the ranch to his son, Alan, after his death at age 92 in 2004. Today, a fledgling homestead is taking shape.[1]