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Sonny Stitt

Sonny StittAKA Edward H. Boatner, Jr.

Born: 2-Feb-1924
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 22-Jul-1982
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz saxophonist

Father: Edward H. Boatner (b. 13-Nov-1898, d. 16-Jun-1981)
Mother: Claudine Wicks
Sister: Adelaide
Brother: Clifford
Wife: Barbara Lancaster (chorus girl, m. 23-Dec-1951, div.)

    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989
    Risk Factors: Heroin

    Jazz on a Summer's Day (28-Mar-1960) · Himself

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