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Also Known As: Dexter K Gordon Died: April 25, 1990
Born: February 23, 1923 Cause of Death: kidney failure
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: musician, composer, actor

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Played saxaphone with Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and many other jazz greats. Gordon was also a bandleader, whose forays into film ranged from scoring "Pornography-A Musical" (1971) to starring in Bertrand Tavernier's "Round Midnight" (1986), a semi-biographical film. The latter helped to mythologize Gordon, making him or the character he played, into the epitome of the Jazzman and earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Actor.

Played saxaphone with Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and many other jazz greats. Gordon was also a bandleader, whose forays into film ranged from scoring "Pornography-A Musical" (1971) to starring in Bertrand Tavernier's "Round Midnight" (1986), a semi-biographical film. The latter helped to mythologize Gordon, making him or the character he played, into the epitome of the Jazzman and earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Actor.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Awakenings (1990) Rolando
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 Round Midnight (1986) Dale Turner
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 Jazz in Exile (1982) Dexter Gordon Quartet Member; Tenor Saxophonist
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1971:
Scored "Pornografi-en musical"
1982:
Among first film appearances "Jazz in Exile"
1986:
Feature film debut "'Round Midnight"
1990:
Last film performance, "Awakenings"
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