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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameElmer Chester Snowden

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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.

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Spouse Gertie Wells (1920 - ?)

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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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