Birth - Death
1904 - 1989
Jazz musician and entertainer, born a woman, lived adult life as a man, marrying 5 women, adopting 3 children...outed at his death by the doctor. Recorded two albums of jazz standards: 'Sweet Georgia Brown' and 'Billy Tipton Plays Hi-Fi on Piano', both released in 1957 to acclaim. Born Dorothy Lucille Tipton. Subject of the book 'Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton' (1989).