Claxton, William

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Claxton, William Gender: M
William James Claxton
born on 12 October 1927 at 06:45 (= 06:45 AM )
Place Glendale (Los Angeles County), California, 34n09, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°16' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°57 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°48'


American photographer and author, best known for his photography of jazz musicians including Chet Baker, and celebrities and models.

Claxton's works included a book of photographs of Steve McQueen, and Jazzlife, a book of photographs depicting jazz artists in the 1960s.

In 1967, he created the film Basic Black, a work credited as the first "fashion video" and held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

He married model Peggy Moffitt in 1960 and had one son, Christopher M. Claxton, born in 1973. Claxton died in Los Angeles on 11 October 2008 of complications from congestive heart failure, one day before his 81st birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1960 (Peggy Moffitt)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate ("Billy James Claxton").


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Fatal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Failure)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Peggy Moffitt)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Peggy Moffitt)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Congestive heart failure)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field