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Miles Davis

Miles DavisAKA Miles Dewey Davis III

Born: 26-May-1926 [1]
Birthplace: Alton, IL
Died: 28-Sep-1991
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz trumpeter, Kind of Blue

Received 11 lamb-serum injections at a "rejuvenation clinic" in Switzerland.


[1] Many published and otherwise reliable sources claim 25 May 1926. But see Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe, Miles: The Autobiography (1990), page 12: "I was born May 26, 1926, in Alton, Illinois, a little river town up on the Mississippi River about twenty-five miles north of East St. Louis." Ian Carr's well-researched work confirms this date. The longstanding error apparently stems from Leonard Feather, The Encyclopedia of Jazz (1958).

Mother: Cleota Henry Davis
Wife: Frances Taylor (m. 1958)
Wife: Betty Mabry Davis (singer, b. 1945, m. Sep-1968, div. 1969 after her affair with
Jimi Hendrix)
Wife: Cicely Tyson (m. 1981, married at Bill Cosby's house, div. 1988)
Daughter: Cheryl (b. 1944)
Son: Gregory (b. 1946)
Son: Miles IV (b. 1950)
Son: Erin (b. 1970's or 1980's)

    Miles Davis
    Grammy Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration (1960)
    Grammy Best Jazz Performance, Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group (1970)
    Grammy Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist (1982)
    Grammy Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist (1986)
    Grammy Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band (1989)
    Grammy Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist (On A Jazz Recording) (1989)
    Grammy Best R&B Instrumental Performance (1992)
    Grammy Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance (1993)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
    Léonie Sonning Music Prize 1984
    NEA Jazz Master 1984
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Stroke
    Hip Replacement Surgery (14-Apr-1984)
    Loitering New York City 1959, charge dropped
    Risk Factors: Diabetes, Smoking, Heroin, Cocaine, Alcoholism, Arthritis

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (21-Feb-1997) · Himself
    Dingo (Dec-1991)
    Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (3-Oct-1990) · Himself
    Scrooged (23-Nov-1988) · Street Musician

Official Website:
http://www.milesdavis.com/


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