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Oscar Pettiford

Born: 30-Sep-1922
Birthplace: Okmulgee, OK
Died: 8-Sep-1960
Location of death: Copenhagen, Denmark
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz double bassist

Father: Doc Pettiford
Wife: Harriet (m. 1944, until his death, one son)
Son: Oscar, Jr.
Girlfriend: Jacqueline Hoagy (three children)
Son: Cello
Daughter: Cellina (twin)
Daughter: Celeste (twin)

    The Duke Ellington Orchestra (1945-48)
    Charlie Barnet Band (1942-43)
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism


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