Dexter Gordon

Highest Rated: 100% 'Round Midnight (1986)
Lowest Rated: 88% Awakenings (1990)
Birthday: Feb 27, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
One of the great jazz tenor sax players, Dexter Gordon is best remembered by filmgoers for playing fictional sax player Dale Turner in Bertrand Tavernier's 'Round Midnight (1986). His realistic portrayal of a burned-out American jazz man who finds refuge in the cellar clubs of Paris earned Gordon an Oscar nomination -- making him the first instrumental musician to be so honored. Gordon made his film debut in the 1955 prison drama Unchained. His final film appearance was as a mental patient in the drama Awakenings (1990). The film was released after Gordon's death.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jazz Icons Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jazz Legends Live! 9 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dexter Gordon and McCoy Tyner: Cool Summer Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Legend of Teddy Edwards Actor 2001
No Score Yet Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Actor 1997
No Score Yet Tenor Titans Actor 1992
88% Awakenings Rolando 1990
100% 'Round Midnight Dale Turner 1986
No Score Yet Jazz in Exile Actor 1982
No Score Yet Around Midnight Actor


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