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Louis Armstrong

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Louis Daniel Armstrong  (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over," whose skin-color was secondary to his amazing talent in an America that was severely racially divided. It allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society that were highly restricted for a person of color. While he rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, he was privately a huge supporter of the Civil Rights movement in America. Description above from the Wikipedia article Louis Armstrong, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Aug 4, 1901 In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Rhapsody in Black and Blue 1932-03-20
Latest Project:
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered 2014-12-02
Known For
Poster of The Best Of Louis Armstrong: Satchmo At His Best
Poster of Hallo Satchmo
Poster of The Edsel Show
Poster of Atlantic City
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered Himself 2014-12-02
Movie Bert Stern: Original Madman Himself (archive footage) 2011-09-02
Movie The Best Of Louis Armstrong: Satchmo At His Best Himself 2009-01-02
Movie Jazz Evolution Trumpet 2008-08-12
Movie Good Evening Ev'rybody: In Celebration of Louis Armstrong Himself 2008-06-01
Movie Louis Armstrong: Live in '59 Trumpet, Vocal 2006-06-07
Movie The Story Of The Blues Himself 2004-06-30
Movie It's Black Entertainment Himself (archive footage) 2002-02-08
Movie Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory 1997-01-01
Movie Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music 1993-11-02
Movie Louis Armstrong: Satchmo 1992-01-01
Movie The Magic of Bing Crosby Himself (archive footage) 1991-10-29
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie On the Road with Duke Ellington Himself 1974-12-31
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Movie Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong 1969-12-12
Movie A Man Called Adam Willie Ferguson 1966-03-16
Movie Hallo Satchmo Himself 1965-01-18
Movie When the Boys Meet the Girls Himself 1965-10-10
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Shindig! Unknown 1964-09-16
Movie Berlin-Melodie 1963-03-31
Movie Paris Blues Wild Man Moore 1961-09-27
Movie Auf Wiedersehen er selbst 1961-12-22
Movie The Five Pennies Himself 1959-01-01
Movie The Beat Generation Himself (as Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars) 1959-07-03
Movie Kærlighedens melodi Musician with Orchestra 1959-08-03
Movie Satchmo the Great 1957-01-01
Series The Edsel Show Himself 1957-10-13
Movie Jazz Ball Himself 1956-01-01
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie High Society Himself 1956-07-17
Movie The Glenn Miller Story Louis Armstrong 1954-01-04
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Glory Alley Shadow Johnson 1952-06-06
Movie Here Comes the Groom Himself 1951-09-20
Movie The Strip Himself 1951-08-01
Movie I'm in the Revue Band Leader 1950-02-18
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie A Song Is Born Louis Armstrong 1948-10-19
Movie New Orleans Himself 1947-04-18
Movie Pillow to Post Orchestra Leader 1945-06-09
Movie Jam Session Himself 1944-04-13
Movie Atlantic City Himself 1944-09-15
Movie Cabin in the Sky The Trumpeter 1943-04-09
Movie Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Movie Birth of the Blues Louis Armstrong (archive footage) 1941-11-07
Movie Doctor Rhythm Trumpet Player 1938-05-06
Movie Going Places Gabe 1938-12-31
Movie Artists & Models Specialty 1937-08-13
Movie Every Day's a Holiday Louis Armstrong 1937-12-18
Movie Pennies from Heaven Henry 1936-11-25
Movie København, Kalundborg og -? 1934-08-20
Movie A Rhapsody in Black and Blue Himself 1932-03-20
Movie I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You Louis Armstrong 1932-11-25