Dexter Gordon

Musician, Composer, 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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

The Legend of Teddy Edwards 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dexter Gordon: More Than You Know 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Awakenings 1990 (Movie)

Rolando (Actor)

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

Dale Turner (Actor)

Jazz in Exile 1981 (Movie)

Tenor Saxophonist (Actor)
Music (5)

Diana 2013 (Movie)

("Tanya") (Song Performer)

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

songs("Society Red" "Tivoli") (Song)

Jazz in Exile 1981 (Movie)

("Red Top") (Song Performer)

Pornografi-en musical 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

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.

Milestones

1990

Last film performance, "Awakenings"

1986

Feature film debut "'Round Midnight"

1982

Among first film appearances "Jazz in Exile"

1970

Scored "Pornografi-en musical"

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