Wardell Gray

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Birthday
13, 1921
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
May 25, 1955 (34)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1921
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
May 25, 1955 (34)

About

Swing and bebop saxophonist who collaborated with the likes of Benny Goodman and Count Basie's orchestras.

Before Fame

He had his first gig with Isaac Goodwin's small band and went on to work with the Earl Hines Orchestra.

Trivia

He was found with his neck broken on the outskirts of Las Vegas.

Family Life

He had a daughter named Anita with Jeanne Goings in 1941.

Associated With

He collaborated with Benny Carter's band towards the end of his life.