Louis Armstrong

  • Birth Name: Daniel Louis Armstrong
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Died: July 6, 1971
  • Profession: Musician, Singer, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Earned money as a member of a street-corner singing quartet as a child. 
  • Learned to play the cornet as a youth while in a home for juvenile delinquents.
  • Received the nickname Satchelmouth as a child, which was later shortened to Satchmo.
  • Developed his jazz talents as a teenager by performing on riverboats along the Mississippi. 
  • Recorded music for the first time in 1923 as a member of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.
  • Also pursued a career as an actor, appearing in more than 20 films.        
  • Wrote the autobiographies Swing That Music (1936) and Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans (1954).

Awards

  • 1964, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner

Relationships

  • Lucille Wilson — Wife
  • Henry Armstrong — Half Brother
  • Lillian Hardin — Ex-wife
  • Josephine Armstrong — Grandmother
  • Beatrice Armstrong Collins — Sister
  • Mayann Albert Armstrong — Mother
  • Clarence Hatfield Armstrong — Son
  • Alpha Smith — Ex-wife
  • Daisy Parker — Ex-wife
  • William Armstrong — Half Brother
  • William Armstrong — Father

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  • Birth Name: Daniel Louis Armstrong
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Died: July 6, 1971
  • Profession: Musician, Singer, Actor