Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971Alternative names
Jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader.
From the description of Louis Armstrong letter to Walter Winchell, 1942 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 405121928
Famous American jazz musician, band leader, and inventor of "scat" singing style, nicknamed "Satchmo."
From the description of ALS, 1970 February 4 : to the American Hall of Fame Library. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16853663
From the description of Typewritten consent form signed : [New York?], to News Syndicate Co. Inc., 1960 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904398
Louis Armstrong, a jazz musician and entertainer, was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900, which is the date given on his World War I draft card. However, recent research gives good documentation to the August 4, 1901 date, including his baptismal certificate. Some sources also cite 1898 as his birth date. He died on July 6, 1971.
From the description of Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581246
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