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Max Roach (I) (1924–2007)

Max Roach was born on January 10, 1924 in Newland, North Carolina, USA as Maxwell Lemuel Roach. He was married to Abbey Lincoln. He died on August 15, 2007 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Notorious Bettie Page
(2005)
Jazz on a Summer's Day
(1959)
Musicourt
Musicourt Himself
(1983)
The Fairy
The Fairy Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 2015 The Leftovers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Off Ramp (2015) ... (performer: "Figure Eights" - uncredited)
 2014 Low Down (performer: "Deeds not Words")
 2011 The Fairy (performer: "Little Max")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (performer: "Jordu")
 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide (performer: "Straight No Chaser")
 1985 Kerouac, the Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Percussion Discussion")
 1969 Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (performer: "Sunday Afternoon")
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Other Works:

Album: "We Insist--Freedom Now!" (Candid Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »
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Trivia:

In 1988, he became the first jazz musician to receive a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. See more »

Nickname:

The Duke Ellington of the Drums

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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