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Gerald Wiggins

OW Staff | 7/16/2009, 5 p.m.

Jazz pianist and organist, Gerald Wiggins, was born on May 12, 1922 in New York. He began classical piano lessons at the age of four and toured with Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Lou Rawls, Eartha Kitt and more. In the 1940s he made Los Angeles his permanent home. He died Sunday morning at Encino-Tarzana Medical Center. Services are pending.