Chan Parker
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Chan Parker
Chan Woods, well known as Chan Parker, was a wife of jazz musician Charlie Parker and later musician Phil Woods. Woods was born Beverly Dolores Berg in New York City, New York of partial Jewish ancestry. She was a dancer and jazz enthusiast. She met Parker in the 1940s, but their friendship did not become romantic until years later.
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Doris Parker, 77, a Crusader And Charlie Parker's Widow
NYTimes - about 17 years
Doris Parker, widow of the jazz saxophonist Charlie (Bird) Parker, who used his memory to fight drug addiction, died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 77 and lived in Manhattan. She died of respiratory failure said a friend, Sarah Morgan. Mrs. Parker was the third wife of Charlie Parker, the bebop innovator, who died in 1955 at 34, his life cut short
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Chan Parker, 74, Known as Jazzman's Wife
NYTimes - over 17 years
Chan Richardson Parker, known to many in the jazz world as the last wife of Charlie (Bird) Parker, the be-bop innovator, died on Sept. 9 in a hospital in Etampes, France, southwest of Paris. She was 74. She died of cancer, said Albert Oehrle, the lawyer for her son, Baird Parker. She had lived in Champmotteux, south of Paris, since 1971. She lived
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Francis Paudras, 62, Patron Of Jazz Pianist Bud Powell
NYTimes - about 19 years
Francis Paudras, a commercial artist, author, collector of jazz-related artifacts and patron of jazz musicians, including the pianist Bud Powell, died on Nov. 26 at his castle in Antigny, France. He was 62. He committed suicide, the newspaper Le Figaro reported. While in his early 20's, Mr. Paudras, an amateur pianist, became a keen follower of
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Reproducing Charlie Parker's Art With Modern Technology of 'Bird'
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: ''Bird,'' Clint Eastwood's film tribute to the legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker, starts out with a high-voltage scene. Parker, played by Forest Whitaker, is hunched over his saxophone, unreeling gorgeously tense lines to a club audience. The rhythm section is right there with him; the music is riveting, intensely creative. ''Bird,'' Clint
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Film Festival; Charlie Parker's Tempestuous Life and Music
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Although the first scene of ''Bird'' shows the young Charlie Parker in a rustic setting, the film seldom ventures outdoors after that. Most of ''Bird,'' Clint Eastwood's film biography of the legendary jazz saxophonist, takes place in the smoky nightclubs where Parker played or in the dimly lighted apartments where his unruly private life
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FILM: LIVING THE PART; Young Man With a Sax
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: AS A FOOTBALL STAR AT Palisades High School in Los Angeles, Forest Whitaker was eagerly recruited by colleges that wanted to armor their defensive lines with his 6-foot, 2-inch, 245-pound body. A gifted tenor, Mr. Whitaker also received a scholarship in music. When a Hollywood agent saw him in a professional production of ''The Beggar's
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chan Parker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 73
    It was published in 1999, the year of her death, which occurred in √Čtampes, France.
    More Details Hide Details Just before her death, Chan was interviewed by Ken Burns, and she was seen posthumously in Burns' 2001 documentary, Jazz.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Born
    Born in 1925.
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