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Don Ellis

AKA Donald Johnson Ellis

Born: 25-Jul-1934
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 17-Dec-1978
Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz trumpeter, The Don Ellis Orchestra

Military service: US Army (Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra)

Father: Evert Ezra Ellis (b. 1905, d. 1989)
Mother: Winston Eleanor Johnson (b. 1910, d. 1998)
Wife: Connie Coogan (m. 1961, div. 1971, two sons)
Son: Brav (b. 1963)
Son: Tran (b. 1964)

    High School: West High School, Minneapolis, MN
    University: BA Music Composition, Boston University (1956)



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