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Duke Ellington (1899–1974)


Composer ("It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", "Solitude", "In a Mellotone", "Satin Doll"), pianist and conductor, holder of an honorary music degree from Wilberforce University and an LHD from Milton College, Duke Ellington led his own orchestra by 1918, and came to New York in 1923, appearing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Album: "Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? Recreating the Big Hits of the Big Bands" See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Duke Ellington's Orchestra

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I'm a telephone freak, the greatest invention since peanut brittle. See more »

Trivia:

Ellington was celebrated in Stevie Wonder's song "Sir Duke" (from "Songs in the Key of Life" (1976)). See more »

Nickname:

Sir Duke

Star Sign:

Taurus

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