Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
1899 - 1974

Duke Ellington  American Pianist


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Duke Ellington passed away on 24th May 1974 aged 75.


Duke Ellington was previously married to Edna Thompson (1918).

He was in a relationship with Mae West.

Duke Ellington had encounters with Mitch Miller and Charles White.


Duke Ellington is a member of the following lists: Black conductors, African-American conductors and African-American jazz composers.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 99 years, 10 months - -
Dating1 - - -
Encounter2 - - -
Total4 99 years, 10 months 25 years, 9 months -


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

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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Partner Comparison

Duke Ellington75 TaurusPianist
Edna Thompson-
Mitch Miller99 CancerConductor
Charles White61 AriesArtist
Mae West87 LeoActress


Anatomy of a Murder1959Pie EyeMovie
The United States Steel Hour1953NarratorTV Show
Symphony in Swing1949Duke EllingtonMovie
Cabin in the Sky1943Duke EllingtonMovie
Reveille with Beverly1943Orchestra LeaderMovie
Birth of the Blues1941Duke EllingtonMovie
The Hit Parade1937Duke EllingtonMovie
Belle of the Nineties1934Piano PlayerMovie
Black and Tan1929Duke EllingtonShort Film


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misscowMay 17, 2010

Love the blues from Duke Ellington .

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