Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
1899 - 1974

Duke Ellington  American Pianist


Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of a jazz orchestra. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years....

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First Name Duke
Last Name Ellington
Full Name at Birth Edward Kennedy Ellington
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th April, 1899
Birthplace Washington, D.C.
Died 24th May, 1974
Place of Death New York City, New York
Cause of Death lung cancer
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Bandleader, pianist, composer
Occupation Pianist
Music Genre (Text) Orchestral jazz, swing, big band
Music Genre Jazz, Piano
Year(s) Active 1914–1974
Music Style Big Band, Swing, Early Jazz, Standards, Film Music, Modern Big Band, Progressive Jazz
Music Mood Sophisticated, Poignant, Sweet, Sentimental, Lush, Atmospheric, Lively, Stately, Soothing, Intimate, Playful, Romantic, Light, Swaggering, Elegant, Literate, Theatrical, Rollicking, Boisterous, Passionate, Freewheeling
Instrument Piano, Arranger, Composer, Leader
Instrument (text) Piano
Official Websites http://www.DukeEllington.com
Father James Edward Ellington
Mother Daisy Kennedy Ellington
Friend Bob Bach, Jean Bach, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Johnny Mercer
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Duke Ellington75 TaurusPianist
Edna Thompson-
Charles White61 AriesArtist
Mae West87 LeoActress
Mitch Miller99 CancerConductor


Anatomy of a Murder1959 Pie Eye Movie
The United States Steel Hour1953 Narrator TV Show
Symphony in Swing1949 Duke Ellington Movie
Cabin in the Sky1943 Duke Ellington Movie
Reveille with Beverly1943 Orchestra Leader Movie
Birth of the Blues1941 Duke Ellington Movie
The Hit Parade1937 Duke Ellington Movie
Belle of the Nineties1934 Piano Player Movie
Black and Tan1929 Duke Ellington Short Film

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misscowMay 17, 2010

Love the blues from Duke Ellington .

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