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Lester Young

Lester YoungAKA Willis Lester Young

Born: 27-Aug-1909
Birthplace: Woodville, MS
Died: 15-Mar-1959
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cirrhosis of the Liver
Remains: Buried, Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz tenor saxophoneist

Military service: US Army (1944-45)

Father: Willis Handy Young
Mother: Lizetta
Brother: Lee Young (musician, b. 7-Mar-1917)
Sister: Irma

    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980
    Drug Possession: Marijuana 1945
    Dishonorable Discharge
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Marijuana, Syphilis



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