Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
1899 - 1974
Duke Ellington  American Pianist

Duke Ellington dating history


Duke Ellington was previously married to Edna Thompson (1918 - 1928).

Duke Ellington was in relationships with Fernanda de Castro Monte (1960 - 1974), Beatrice Ellis (1938 - 1974), Mildred Dixon (1927 - 1938) and Fredi Washington.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 10 years - -
Dating4 36 years, 4 months 15 years, 2 months 10 years, 1 month
Total5 36 years, 4 months 14 years, 1 month 10 years


First Name Edward
Middle Name Kennedy
Last Name Ellington
Full Name at Birth Edward Kennedy Ellington
Alternative Name Edward Kennedy Ellington, Duke Ellington
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th April, 1899
Birthplace Washington, D.C. USA
Died 24th May, 1974
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Lung Cancer
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, New York City.
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, Jazz
Music Genre Jazz, Piano
Year(s) Active 1914–1974, 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
Associated Acts Billy Strayhorn
Official Websites http://www.DukeEllington.com, http://dukeellington.com, www.allmovie.com/artist/duke-ellington-p88854, www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/duke_ellington
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 leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than six decades.

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Partner Comparison

Duke Ellington75 TaurusPianist
Fernanda de Castro Monte-
Beatrice Ellis-
Mildred Dixon-Dancer
Edna Thompson-
Fredi Washington90 CapricornActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Mercer KennedyMale11th March, 1919103 years oldEdna Thompson


Jazzorama1964Musician - PianoTV Show
Anatomy of a Murder1959Pie Eye (uncredited)Movie
The United States Steel Hour1953NarratorTV Show
Snader Telescriptions1950ConductorTV Show
Symphony in Swing1949Duke EllingtonShort Film
The Ed Sullivan Show1948PianistTV Show
Cabin in the Sky1943Duke Ellington (uncredited)Movie
Reveille with Beverly1943Duke - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra (uncredited)Movie
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra1943Short Film
Birth of the Blues1941Duke EllingtonMovie
The Hit Parade1937Duke EllingtonMovie
Belle of the Nineties1934Piano PlayerMovie
Murder at the Vanities1934Duke EllingtonMovie
Many Happy Returns1934Piano Player (uncredited)Movie
Black and Tan1929Duke EllingtonShort Film
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