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Von Freeman (II) (1923–2012)

Von Freeman was born on October 3, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Earl LaVon Freeman. He was married to Ruby Hayes. He died on August 11, 2012 in Chicago. See full bio »

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He recorded for the album, "Young and Foolish." See more »

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I'm not trying to brag or nothing but I always knew I could play, 50, 60 years ago. I really don't play any different than the way I played then. And I never let it worry me that I didn't get anywhere fame wise, or I didn't make hit records. See more »


He is survived by his two sons, Mark Freemn and Chico Freeman (tenor saxophonist) and his brother, George Freeman (jazz guitarist); his two daughters, Denise Freeman Jarrett and Brenda Freeman Jackson predeceased him. His brother, Edlridge "Bruz" Freeman also predeceased him. See more »


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