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Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy GillespieAKA John Birks Gillespie

Born: 21-Oct-1917
Birthplace: Cheraw, SC
Died: 7-Jan-1993
Location of death: Englewood, NJ
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic
Remains: Buried, Flushing Cemetery, Queens, NY

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

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

Father: James
Mother: Lottie Gillespie
Wife: Lorraine Willis (m. 9-May-1938, chorus dancer at the Apollo, d. Jun-2004)

    Dizzy Gillespie
    NEA Jazz Master 1982
    South Carolina Hall of Fame 1985
    National Medal of Arts 1989
    Kennedy Center Honor 1990
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7057 Hollywood Blvd (recordings)
    Unlawful Gambling arrested with Ella Fitzgerald, Houston, TX (1955)
    Failure to Pay Child Support (11-Dec-1964)
    Paternity Test
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    A Great Day in Harlem (27-Sep-1994) · Himself
    Winter in Lisbon (1991)
    Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (3-Oct-1990) · Himself
    The Cool World (20-Apr-1964)


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