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Chet Baker

Chet BakerAKA Chesney Henry Baker

Born: 23-Dec-1929
Birthplace: Yale, OK
Died: 13-May-1988
Location of death: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cause of death: Defenestration
Remains: Buried, Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz trumpeter, The Chet Baker Quartet

Military service: US Army (1946-)

Father: Chesney Baker, Sr. (guitarist)
Mother: Vera
Wife: Charlaine (m. 1950, div.)
Wife: Halema (Pakistani, m. 1956, div., one son)
Son: Chesney Aftab Baker (b. 1957)
Wife: Carol Baker (m. 1964, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Dean
Son: Paul
Daughter: Melissa ("Missy")

    University: El Camino College, California (briefly)

    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987
    Drug Possession: Heroin Apr-1959
    U.S. Narcotic Farm
    Risk Factors: Heroin, Cocaine

    Let's Get Lost (15-Sep-1988) · Himself
    Stolen Hours (16-Oct-1963) · Himself

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