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

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]