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Art Pepper

AKA Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr.

Born: 1-Sep-1925
Birthplace: Gardena, CA
Died: 15-Jun-1982
Location of death: Panorama City, CA
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Alto saxophonist

Military service: US Army (WWII, 1943-45)

Father: Arthur Pepper (merchant marine)
Wife: (div.)
Wife: Christine (div.)
Wife: Laurie Miller (executor, m. 1976 until his death)

    Synanon (1969-72)
    The Buddy Rich Band (1968)
    Inmate: San Quentin State Prison (1966)
    Inmate: San Quentin State Prison (1961-64)
    Drug Possession: Heroin 1953
    The Stan Kenton Orchestra (1946-51)
    The Stan Kenton Orchestra (1942-43)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Marijuana, Heroin, LSD, Cocaine

Author of books:
Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper (1979, biography)

Selected albums:
The Art Pepper Quartet (1952)
Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (1957)
Winter Moon (1981)

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