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Billy Strayhorn

AKA William Thomas Strayhorn

Born: 29-Nov-1915
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Died: 31-May-1967
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in the Hudson River)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Composer, Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Take the A Train

Father: James Nathaniel Strayhorn (steelworker)
Mother: Lillian Young Craig Strayhorn
Sister: Sadie (d. in infancy)
Brother: James Jr.
Brother: Leslie (d.)
Sister: Georgia
Brother: John (b. 1924)
Brother: Theodore (b. 1926)
Brother: Samuel (b. 1928, d. 1928 in infancy)
Brother: Harry (b. 1928, d. 1928 in infancy)
Boyfriend: Aaron Bridgers
Boyfriend: Bill Grove

    High School: Westinghouse High School, Pittsburgh, PA (1934)
    University: Pittsburgh Musical Institute

    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Smoking

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