- Category : 1931-births
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
American physician and noted family, the son of Ernest Hemingway and his second wife, Pauline. Gregory was a practicing physician who had lost his license due to alcoholism.
He grew up in Hemingway's home base, Key West, along with a certain amount of travel with his worldly parents. He was the youngest of three boys whose mom died in 1951 and he spent his youth trying to get his dad's attention and approval. After a stint as a big-game hunter in Africa, Gregory went to medical school. He practiced family medicine in Jordan, Montana where he married five times and fathered eight kids.
He often dressed as a woman and was known by locals in Key Biscayne as Gloria as well as Gregory. He was arrested the end of September 2001 on charges of indecent exposure and resisting arrest without violence. People in a Key Biscayne park had complained to officials of a pedestrian with no clothes on, appearing to be drunk or otherwise impaired, carrying a dress and high heels in one hand. Police classified him as a woman and assigned him to the women's section of the jail as he had gone through a sex-change operation. Greg had previously been arrested in 1996 on aggravated assault charges and in 1995 on a charge of battery on an officer.
With alcohol and other problems stalking his life, Gregory was a member of a family noted for eccentricity and he appeared to have inherited his dad's mental instability. He once said that he had been given 98 shock treatments. His famous father had shot himself to death on 7/02/1961.
Ida Mae Galliher, 59, his fourth and fifth wife (divorced in 1995 and remarried shortly after), refused to discuss Greg's lifestyle, saying that he was kind and had a wonderful sense of humor. She knew that he was in trouble in early September 2001 when he disappeared from their ranch in Montana and she had traced him to Key Biscayne.
He was found dead of a heart attack in his cell at the county corrections department, 10/01/2001, 5:45 AM, Miami, FL., age 69. The autopsy report listed hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Greg wrote a biography about his father, "Papa, A Personal Memoir," that was published in 1976 with a preface from Norman Mailer. His daughter Lorian has also authored a book titled, "Walk on Water: A Memoir."