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Louis Armstrong Overview:

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


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Louis Armstrong Facts
Although the term didn't exist during his lifetime, there is much evidence to indicate that he may have been bulemic. He believed that it didn't matter what you ate, as long as you purged yourself regularly afterwards. He would do that with the help of an herbal laxative called Swiss Kriss, and even handed out mimeographed sheets on his diet regimen to friends. In all probability, this contributed to the health problems he suffered in the last years of his life.

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.

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