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Louis Prima Overview:

Legendary actor, Louis Prima, was born on Dec 7, 1910 in New Orleans, LA. Prima died at the age of 67 on Aug 24, 1978 in New Orleans, LA .

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

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Louis Prima Quotes:

King Louie: [singing] Now, I'm the king of the swingers, whoa / The jungle V.I.P. / I've reached the top and had to stop / And that's what's botherin' me / I wanna be a man, Man Cub / And stroll right into town / And be just like the other men / I'm tired of monkeyin' around.


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Louis Prima Facts
Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1993.

Already a celebrated swing singer and orchestra conductor, Louie Prima added his signature voice to memorable The Jungle Book (1967) hits such as "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)".

While undergoing surgery for the removal of a brain tumor in 1975, he went into a coma (which he stayed until his death).

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