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Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 506-509. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

Father of Jonathan Shaw, born in 1954, from his marriage to Doris Dowling. He is now a famous tattoo artist who owned Manhattan's oldest tattoo parlor until 2004.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1709 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

His paintings continue to be shown, at venues like Webster Hall in New York City.

In the 1960s he dabbled in independent film distribution under his banner Artixo Productions, releasing several films including the classic Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964).

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1990.

Jazz clarinetist and bandleader.

Was the son-in-law of composer Jerome Kern while married to Kern's daughter Elizabeth

Winner of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 2004.