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Louis Armstrong (I) (1901–1971)

Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band. They played at socials, ... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Single (as Louis Armstrong and Friends): "Give Peace A Chance" / "The Creator Has A Masterplan" (Amsterdam Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 16 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Satchmo | Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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There's some folks, that, if they don't know, you can't tell 'em. See more »


Pictured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of American Music series, issued 1 September 1995. See more »


Distinctively gravelly singing voice


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