Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa
1909 - 1973

Gene Krupa  American Drummer


Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer. Known for his highly energetic, flamboyant style and for his showmanship, Krupa is considered one...

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship22 yrs
Average Relationship Length8 yrs
Rumored Relationships3
First Name Gene
Last Name Krupa
Full Name at Birth Eugene Bertram Krupa
Age 64 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th January, 1909
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Died 16th October, 1973
Place of Death Yonkers, NY
Cause of Death Leukemia and heart failure
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University St. Joseph`s College, 1924-25
Occupation Text American jazz and big band drummer, actor and composer
Occupation Drummer
Claim to Fame The first drummer inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, swing, dixieland, big band
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1920s–1973
Music Style Big Band, Dixieland, Swing
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Refined/Mannered, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Joyous, Carefree, Stylish, Exuberant, Playful, Boisterous, Fun
Instrument Drums, Leader
Instrument (text) Drums
Associated Acts Eddie Condon, Benny Goodman, Louie Bellson, Anita O'Day
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Father Bartlomiej Krupa
Mother Anna Oslowski Krupa
Brother Clarence Krupa, Casimir Krupa, Leo Krupa, Peter Krupa, Julius Krupa
Sister Eleanor Krupa
Friend Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Buddy Rich, Roy Eldridge, Sanford A. Moeller, Glenn Miller, Red Nichols
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Gene Krupa64 CapricornDrummer
Patty Bowler-
Anita O'Day87 LibraSinger
Virginia Hill49 VirgoCriminal
Ethel McGuire-
Lionel Hampton94 AriesPercussionist
Dinah Shore77 PiscesSinger
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress




The Benny Goodman Story1956 Gene Krupa Movie
Make Believe Ballroom1949 Drummer Gene Krupa Movie
Glamour Girl1948 Gene Krupa Movie
Smart Politics1948 Gene Krupa Movie
Beat the Band1947 Gene Krupa Movie
Follow That Music1946 Gene King Movie
George White's Scandals1945 Gene Krupa (as Gene Krupa His Drums and His Band) Movie
The Shining Future1944 Gene Krupa Short Film
Syncopation1942 Gene Krupa Movie
Some Like It Hot1939 Gene Krupa Movie
Hollywood Hotel1937 Benny Goodman Drummer (uncredited) Movie
The Big Broadcast of 19371936 Band Drummer Movie
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