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Charlie Parker

Charlie ParkerAKA Charles Parker, Jr.

Born: 29-Aug-1920
Birthplace: Kansas City, KS
Died: 12-Mar-1955
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Lincoln Cemetery, Kansas City, MO

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Be-bop jazz musician

Father: Charles Parker (d. 1940, stabbing)
Mother: Addie Parker
Wife: Rebecca Ruffing (1st, m. 1936)
Wife: Geraldine Scott (2nd, m. 1943)
Wife: Doris Sydnor (caucasian, m. 1948)
Wife: Chan Richardson (m. 1950)
Daughter: Kim Parker
Son: Baird (b. 1952)
Son: Leon
Daughter: Pree (b. 1951, d. 1953)

    Nervous Breakdown Jun-1946
    Arson 29-Jun-1946 (charges dropped)
    Indecent Exposure 29-Jun-1946 (charges dropped)
    Resisting Arrest 29-Jun-1946 (charges dropped)
    Institutionalized Camarillo State Hospital, Camarillo, CA (nine months, 1946-47)
    Suicide Attempt twice (1954)
    Autopsy
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Heroin, Cocaine, Morphine, Amphetamines



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