Some Notes on Quincy Jones's Roots




Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr., the prolific composer and producer, was born on 14 March 1933 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, to Quincy Delightt Jones and the former Sarah Frances Wells.

Through his mother, he descends from Sampson Lanier and Elizabeth Washington. His famous cousins include George Washington, Tennessee Williams, and Sidney Lanier. See Robert Davenport's Roots of the Rich and Famous for a chart of his famous connections.

Quincy Jones's ancestry is also discussed in the PBS-TV series, African-American Lives.

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