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Legendary actor, Louis Armstrong, was born Louis Daniel Armstrong on Aug 4, 1901 in New Orleans, LA. Armstrong died at the age of 69 on Jul 6, 1971 in New York City, NY .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Armstrong was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Monday Serenade: and Danny Kaye

By KC on Jun 15, 2009 From Classic Movies

Here's and Danny Kaye singing When the Saints Go Marching In in The Five Pennies (1959). They play well off of each other, but I think can't help but dominate this scene with his blissed-out charisma.... Read full article


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He was nicknamed "Pops" because that is the name he addressed everyone by. Later on in his career, he picked up the sobriquet "America's Jazz Ambassador" because of his frequent jazz concerts around the world.

Pictured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of American Music series, issued 1 September 1995.

Interestingly enough, Armstrong had never heard of either the song or show "Hello, Dolly!" when he recorded it. To him, it was just the lead song on an album of show tunes, and he was more surprised than anyone when both the single and the album (Kapp 1964) went to #1 on the Billboard charts. What makes this accomplishment all the more remarkable is that it happened at the height of the so-called "British Invasion", when The Beatles and other British rock groups seemed to be dominating every aspect of the pop music charts. Armstrong later repeated his hit in the show's film version (Hello, Dolly! (1969)), singing it to Barbra Streisand.

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