|Born||in Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|Died||in New York City, New York, USA (heart failure)|
|Birth Name||Lionel Leo Hampton|
|Nickname||The Gates of Swing|
Mini Bio (1)
Lionel Hampton was born on April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Lionel Leo Hampton. He was married to Gladys Neal Riddle. He died on August 31, 2002 in New York City, New York, USA.
|Gladys Neal Riddle||(11 November 1936 - 29 April 1971) (her death)|