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Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Darien, Connecticut, USA  (complications after surgery)
Birth NameGerald Joseph Mulligan
Nickname Jeru

Mini Bio (1)

Born in New York, raised in Philadelphia, Mulligan was the foremost baritone sax player of his generation, as well as an acclaimed composer and arranger, and one of the founders of the post-WWII "West Coast" school of jazz. In addition to his three marriages, Mulligan was the long-term lover of actress Judy Holliday, an affair which began in 1958 and ended with her death. When she became terminally ill in the 1960s, he put his own career on hold to nurse her until the end.

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Spouse (3)

Countess Franca Rota Borghini Baldovinetti (1982 - 19 January 1996) ( his death)
Arlyne Joan Brown (8 May 1953 - 1959) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Jeffie Lee Boyd (January 1953 - 1953) ( annulled)

Trivia (4)

Jazz musician.
Although Mulligan usually referred to her as his second wife, Sandy Dennis claimed they had never actually been married.
Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1984.
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 437-439. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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