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Dexter Gordon (I) (1923–1990)


Dexter Gordon was considered one of the greatest jazz saxophonists ever, During his heyday, namely `45-`80, he played tenor sax with many of the all-time jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Billy Eckstine and many others. In the 60s, he left his vices behind and created some wonderful music. He played in Europe extensively where... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

'Round Midnight Dale Turner
(1986)
The Age of Adaline Soundtrack
(2015)
Black Mass Soundtrack
(2015)
Awakenings Rolando
(1990)

Filmography

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 1990 Awakenings
Rolando
 1988 Crime Story (TV Series)
Rollie
- Moulin Rouge (1988) ... Rollie
 1986 'Round Midnight
Dale Turner
 1968 I Love, You Love
John
 1963 Stop for Bud (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1963 Jazzland (TV Movie)
Saxofonist
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Saxophone Player (uncredited)
 1955 Unchained
Saxophone Player (uncredited)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Saxophone Player (uncredited)
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Other Works:

CD: "Daddy Plays the Horn" (CBS) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Suffering from cancer of the larynx at the time of his death. See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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