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Dexter Gordon

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
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 he was very popular and lived there for the most part during the 60s and the early to mid 70s. Around 1977, he returned to America and made some well-received records. Read more...

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987

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