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Date of Birth 1 March 1914Springfield, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 15 September 1998Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nicknames The Great Deemus
The World's Fastest Drummer

Mini Bio (1)

Barrett Deems was born on March 1, 1914 in Springfield, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Edsel Show (1957), Satchmo the Great (1957) and Rhythm Inn (1951). He died on September 15, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois.

Trivia (3)

Jazz drummer.
Former drummer for Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.
Of flamboyant, wild-bearded appearance, had also a well-earned reputation for eccentric behaviour, often notably voluble during performances. He referred to himself as 'the oldest teenager in the business'.

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