Louis Armstrong (I) (1901–1971)

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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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 1969 Hello, Dolly!
Orchestra Leader
 1969 That's Life (TV Series)
- Our First Fight (1969)
 1966 Jirí Jelínek a Eva Pilarová: Satchmo (Music Video)
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 1966 A Man Called Adam
Willie Ferguson
 1966 Rhein-Melodie - Wein, Gesang und gute Laune (TV Movie)
Louis Armstrong (as Louis Armstrong und seine All-Stars)
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
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 1961 Auf Wiedersehen
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 1961 Paris Blues
Wild Man Moore
 1959 Formula for Love
Musician with Orchestra
 1959 La Paloma
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 1959 The Beat Generation
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 1959 The Five Pennies
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 1959 Die Nacht vor der Premiere
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 1956 High Society
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 1954 You Are There (TV Series)
King Oliver
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
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 1952 Glory Alley
Shadow Johnson
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
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 1951 The Strip
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 1950 I'm in the Revue
Band Leader
 1948 A Song Is Born
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 1947 New Orleans
Louis Armstrong (as Original New Orleans Ragtime Band)
 1945 Pillow to Post
Orchestra Leader
 1944 Jam Session
Louis Armstrong (uncredited)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
The Trumpeter
 1941 Birth of the Blues
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 1938 Going Places
 1938 Doctor Rhythm
Trumpet Player
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
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 1937 Artist and Models
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 1936 Pennies from Heaven
 1932 Betty Boop (TV Series short)
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- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (1932) ... Louis Armstrong
 1932 A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (Short)
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 1930 Ex-Flame
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Ambassador Satch," performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Andrew De Sheilds and Harriet D. Foy in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Facebook | Last.fm | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louis Armstrong und seine All-Stars | Original New Orleans Ragtime Band | Satchmo | Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven


5' 5¾" (1.67 m)


Lucille Wilson  (his death) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on being asked about his #1 song "Hello Dolly"] It sure feels good to be up there with [The Beatles]. See more »


When he died, his home was in the Corona section of Queens County, New York City. Today, it remains a museum where fans can check out his residence and its belongings as a citizen of New York City. See more »


Distinctive gravelly singing voice See more »


The King of the Jazz Trumpet See more »

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