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Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton

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The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died, in Spokane in 1989. Over a fifty-year performing career, Billy Tipton fooled nearly everyone, including Duke Ellington and Norma Teagarden, five successive "wives" with whom Billy lived as a man, and three children who he "fathered." As Billy Tipton herself said, "Some people might think I'm a freak or a hermaphrodite. I'm not. I'm a normal person. This has been my choice." This jazz-era biography evokes the rich popular-music history of the Great Depression and reads like a detective story.

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The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died. This jazz era biography evokes the rich, popular-music history of the Great Depression and reads like a detective story. 60 photos.

About the Author

Dianne Wood Middlebrook is the author of several volumes of poetry and critism as well as the prizewinning bestseller Anne Sexton: A biography. The recipient of many fellowships and awards, she is a professor of English at Stanford University, where she has also served as the director of the center for research on women. She currently lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395957899
Author:
Middlebrook, Diane Wood
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Middlebrook, Diane Wood
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Specific Groups - Lesbians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8.70x5.66x.93 in. .97 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Transgender

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"Synopsis" by , The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died. This jazz era biography evokes the rich, popular-music history of the Great Depression and reads like a detective story. 60 photos.
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