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Donald Byrd (I) (1932–2013)


Donald Byrd was born on December 9, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II. He died on February 4, 2013 in Dover, Delaware, USA. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Dover, Delaware, USA

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Known For

Confidence Soundtrack
(2003)
Very Bad Things Soundtrack
(1998)
A Bronx Tale Soundtrack
(1993)
The Meteor Man Soundtrack
(1993)

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 2017 Crooked House (performer: "See See Rider", "You've Been Talkin' About Me Baby", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child")
 2017 The Breaks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's Just Begun (2017) ... (performer: "Think Twice")
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- American Gigg-olo (2016) ... (performer: "Cristo Redentor")
 2015 Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry (Documentary) (performer: "Round Midnight", "Come Rain Or Come Shine")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) ("You and Music")
 2013 Diana (writer: "Tanya")
 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game) (performer: "Oh Shit")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) ("Love Has Come Around", uncredited)
 2006 Driver: Parallel Lines (Video Game) (performer: "Street Lady")
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (2006) ... (performer: "Christo Redentor")
 2003 Confidence (performer: "House of the Rising Sun")
 1998 Very Bad Things (writer: "Do It Fluid" (1973))
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (performer: "Mastablasta '98")
 1994 Stolen Moments.: Red Hot+Cool (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Time Is Moving On", "The Creator Has a Masterplan") / (writer: "Time Is Moving On")
 1994 Ready to Wear (performer: "BlackJack") / (writer: "BlackJack" - as Donaldson Byrd)
 1994 Above the Rim (performer: "Oh Shit")
 1993 A Bronx Tale (performer: "Cristo Redentor", "Cristo Redento")
 1993 The Meteor Man (writer: "IT'S ON")
 1986 Learning About Letters (Video short) (writer: "Madrigal Alphabet" - uncredited)
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Who Is Gordon Sims? (1979) ... (performer: "Flight Time" - uncredited)
 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me (performer: "Wilford's Gone") / (writer: "Wilford's Gone")
 1964 NDR Jazz Workshops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No. 36 (1964) ... (writer: "Sextet")
 1964 Judy Garland in Concert (Documentary) (writer: "When Your Love Has Gone")
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(December 13, 2007 to March 9, 2008) He choreographed the musical, "The Color Purple," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jeannette Bayardelle, Felicia P. Fields, Michelle Williams, Stu James, LaToya London, Stephanie St. James and Rufus Bonds Jr. in the cast. Based on the novel by Alice Walker. Marsha ... See more »

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Was primarily a jazz musician (specialising in hard bop and jazz-rock fusion), but also branched out into R&B and funk. Created and led fusion group The Blackbyrds from 1973 to 1981. See more »

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Sagittarius

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