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Black and White, Piano, Musician, Musical Instrument, Glasses, Mustache, Pinky Ring, Pinkie mptv_2016_Sep_to_Dec_UpdateDuke Ellington in Anatomy of a Murder (1959)Duke Ellington in Birth of the Blues (1941)Duke Ellington in Change of Mind (1969)Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Hall Johnson Choir, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Kenneth Spencer, and Ethel Waters in Cabin in the Sky (1943)Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, John Mills, The Mills Brothers, and Duke Ellington Orchestra in Reveille with Beverly (1943)Duke Ellington C. 1930'sMilton Berle and Duke Ellington in Texaco Star Theatre (1948)Dean Martin, Maxene Andrews, Tim Conway, Duke Ellington, Frank Gorshin, Lainie Kazan, and The Andrews Sisters in The Dean Martin Show (1965)Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Lena Horne in Cabin in the Sky (1943)Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, and Ethel Waters in Cabin in the Sky (1943)Frank Sinatra, Eddie Bartell, Count Basie, Sydney Chatton, Bob Crosby, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Hollywood, Ann Miller, Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, John Mills, Ella Mae Morse, Betty Roche, Bill Seckler, Freddie Slack, Lee Wilde, Lyn Wilde, The Radio Rogues, Bob Crosby Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington Orchestra, and Freddie Slack and His Orchestra in Reveille with Beverly (1943)Duke Ellington C. 1930's
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Biography

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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