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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 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

'Round Midnight Dale Turner
(1986)
Awakenings Rolando
(1990)
Silver City Soundtrack
(2004)
Sparrows Dance Soundtrack
(2012)

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  Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- One Way or Another (2016) ... (performer: "Bonna Rue" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bonna Rue" - uncredited)
 2015 Black Mass (performer: "The Christmas Song")
 2015 The Age of Adaline (performer: "The Rainbow People") / (writer: "The Rainbow People")
 2013 Diana (performer: "Tanya")
 2013 Flores Raras (performer: "Don't Explain")
 2012 Sparrows Dance (performer: "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)")
 2004 Silver City (performer: "Darn That Dream" (1939))
 1986 'Round Midnight (writer: "Society Red", "Tivoli")
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Other Works:

CD: "Music for Lovers" (Capitol) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Not long after 'Round Midnight (1986), Coca-Cola approached Dexter Gordon about appearing in some television commercials. They changed their mind however, as they felt his skin color was "too white" and not dark enough. See more »

Nickname:

Long Tall Dex

Star Sign:

Pisces

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