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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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Louis Armstrong Quotes:

The Trumpeter: Give a man money and watch him act funny.


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Refused to go a State Department-sponsored concert tour of the Soviet Union in 1959 because he felt the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't doing enough to promote civil rights legislation.

For most of his life, Louis Armstrong always gave July 4, 1900, as his birthdate, possibly because it was easy to remember. In all likelihood, he probably believed it himself. It wasn't until many years after his death that a birth record was found confirming the correct date as August 4, 1901.

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.

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