Fred Herko
(aka Freddie or Freddy Herko)

Freddy Herko

Fred Herko
(Photo: George Herms)

Fred Herko committed suicide on October 27, 1964 by dancing out of the window of Johnny Dodd's apartment in New York.

Fred Herko in Warholstars Condensed

October 29, 1961: First productions of the New York Poets Theatre

December 1961:Freddy Herko appears in James Waring's play at the New York Poets Theatre

March 5, 1972: Fred Herko appears in an Evening of Dance with music by Eric Satie and an announcement designed by Ray Johnson

July 6, 1962: Fred Herko dances in the First Concert of Dance of the Judson Theater

January 29/30, 1963: Concerts of Dance (#3 and #4) at the Judson Memorial Church

June 10, 1963: Fred Herko participates in the Pocket Follies

June 23 - June 25, 1963: Billy Name does lights for the Judson Dance Theater including performances by Fred Herko and Lucinda Childs and a dance titled Binghamton Birdie

July 30 and August 1, 6, and 8, 1963: Fred Herko performs with the Judson Dance Theater - Billy Name does lights and programming

August 25 and 26, 1963: Billy Name does lighting for James Waring's Dance Company (featuring Fred Herko) at the Judson Church

Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys

February 17, 18, 19, 1964: Fred Herko performs in Fantastic Gardens at the Judson Church

February 23, 1964: Fred Herko's birthday

c. February 1965: John Vaccaro and Fred Herko perform at the New York Poets Theatre

Rollerskate or Dance Movie


April 29, 1964: Fred Herko participates in Judson Dance Theater's Concert #16

May 1 and 2, 1964: Fred Herko presents The Palace of the Dragon Prince at the Judson Church

May 19 and 20: Fred Herko and Lucinda Childs perfom with James Waring at the Judson Church

March and May 1964: Fred Herko appears in Home Movies at the Judson Church

October 27, 1964: Fred Herko commits suicide

November 5, 1964: A memorial service is held at the Judson Church for Fred Herko