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Elmer Snowden (1900–1973)

Elmer Snowden was born on October 9, 1900 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Elmer Chester Snowden. He was an actor, known for Smash Your Baggage (1932). He was married to Gertie Wells. He died on May 14, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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Smash Your Baggage Band Leader


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 1932 Smash Your Baggage (Short)
Band Leader (uncredited)

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Elmer Chester Snowden


Gertie Wells

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Banjoist and bandleader of the Jazz Age. Briefly with Eubie Blake in 1915, he formed his own band, The Washingtonians, in 1921 and this became the nucleus for the future Duke Ellington Orchestra. Snowden's hot-style jazz remained popular in the New York area until the mid-1930's.

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