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Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameArthur Joshua D'Lugoff

Mini Bio (1)

Art D'Lugoff was born on August 2, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Joshua D'Lugoff. He was married to Avital Achai. He died on November 4, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City.

Spouse (1)

Avital Achai (7 April 1957 - 4 November 2009) ( his death) ( 4 children)

Trivia (4)

D'Lugoff was a Yeshiva Bochur who discovered music through his cantor, Moshe Nathanson, the creator of the song "Hava Nagila."
Chief operating officer and a co-owner of Village Rathskeller, Inc., a corporation which owned the Village Gate, a nightclub at the corner of Bleeker and Thompson in Greenwich Village, New York. It operated from the late 1950s until 1995 and featured such greats as John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. The Village Gate was a stop on the Greenwich Village Walking Tour, in part because Bob Dylan wrote "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" in September 1962 in the basement there.
Booked first New York gig of Aretha Franklin.
Hired and later fired a young Dustin Hoffman who worked as a waiter at his club. He also hired such notable stars such as Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, Lenny Bruce, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.

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