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Actor Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

  • Birth name:

    John Birks Gillespie

  • Date of Birth:

    6 January 1917 Cheraw, South Carolina, USA

Biography:

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. He was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, and was the youngest of nine children. He began playing piano at the age of four and received a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. Most noted for his trademark "swollen cheeks", Gillespie admitted to copying the style of trumpeter Roy Eldridge early in his career. He replaced Eldridge in the 'Teddy Hill' Band after Eldri... more

Filmography

Aсtor (3)

Movie

Year

Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

as Himself (archive footage)

2010
Movie A Great Day in Harlem A Great Day in Harlem

as Himself

1994
Movie The Cosby Show The Cosby Show

as Mr. Hampton

1984
Movie The Muppet Show The Muppet Show

as Himself

1979