Waits, Tom

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Waits, Tom Gender: M
Thomas Alan Waits
born on 7 December 1949 at 07:25 (= 07:25 AM )
Place Pomona, California, 34n03, 117w45
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°12' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°25 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 23°16'

Portrait of Tom Waits 
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Tom Waits (mid 1970s)
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American singer, pianist, composer, songwriter and actor, whose lyrics often focus on the underbelly of society and are delivered in his trademark deep, gravelly voice. He worked primarily in jazz during the 1970s, but his music since the 1980s has reflected greater influence from blues, rock, vaudeville, and experimental genres. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

A high school dropout at 16, he worked the Los Angeles blues and rock club circuit, in pizza houses, sang and played accordion and piano in bars and dives. Tattooed, with a throaty whiskey voice, he lived in motels for years. His 1973 debut album Closing Time won critical acclaim and made modest sales.

In the late '70s he did a music tour to London. In June 1978 he got a big part in the movie Paradise Alley, was a feature player in The Outsiders (1983) and Rumblefish (1983), and starred in Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law (1986).

With theatre director Robert Wilson, he produced the musicals The Black Rider (1990) and Alice (1992), first performed in Hamburg. Having returned to California in the 1990s, his albums Bone Machine (1992), The Black Rider (1993), and Mule Variations (1999) earned him increasing critical acclaim and multiple Grammy Awards. In the late 1990s, he released Blood Money (2002), Alice (2002), Real Gone (2004), and Bad as Me (2011).

Waits married musician Kathleen Brennan on 31 December 1981 in Los Angeles. Their daughter Kellesimone Wylder Waits was born on 24 August 1983, their son Casey Xavier Waits in September 1985, and another son Sullivan Blake Waits on 25 June 1993.

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  • associate relationship with Bénabar (born 16 June 1969)
  • associate relationship with Flea (born 16 October 1962). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Gayle, Crystal (born 9 January 1951). Notes: Music collaborators
  • compare to chart of Arno (born 21 May 1949)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released March 1973 ("Closing Time", debut album released)
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  • Crime : Arrest 27 May 1977 in Los Angeles (Disturbing the peace)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 31 December 1981 (Kathleen Brennan)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 12 February 1982 (Film debut in "One From The Heart")
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 24 August 1983 (Daughter Kellesimone born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities September 1985 (Son Casey born)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 17 June 1986 in Chicago ("Frank's Wild Years", theatrical premiere)
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  • Crime : Law suit 8 May 1990 in Los Angeles (Won first lawsuit against Frito-Lay potato chip company)
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  • Crime : Law suit 19 January 1993 in Los Angeles (Won second lawsuit against Frito-Lay potato chip company)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 25 June 1993 (Birth of son Sullivan)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford in June 1996.


  • Traits : Personality : Private
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter and two sons)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Secondary to his music)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy