American music stars died in Stroke

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America died in Stroke:

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk (October 10, 1917 Rocky Mount-February 17, 1982 Englewood) also known as Thelonios Monk, Thelonius Monk, Theolonius Monk, Monk Thelonious, Monk, Thelonious, Thelonious Sphere Monk, Monk, Thelonius, The High Priest of Bebop, The Mad Monk, Melodious, The Genius of Modern Music or The Thelonious Monk Quintet was an American composer, musician and pianist. He had two children, T. S. Monk and Barbara Monk.

His albums include Thelonious Himself, Greatest Hits, It's Monk's Time, Monk's Blues, 1962 - 1968, Straight, No Chaser, The London Collection, Volume 1, The Complete Prestige Recordings, The London Collection, Volume 3 and Underground. Genres he performed include Jazz, Stride, Bebop, Hard bop and Cool jazz.

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Robert Alda

Robert Alda (February 26, 1914 New York City-May 3, 1986 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Alfonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo or Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo was an American actor and singer. He had two children, Alan Alda and Antony Alda.

His most well known albums: Guys and Dolls (1950 Original Broadway Cast).

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Don Butterfield

Don Butterfield (April 1, 1923 Centralia-November 27, 2006 Clifton) a.k.a. Butterfield, Don was an American musician.

Genres related to him: Classical music and Jazz.

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 Alton-September 28, 1991 Santa Monica) also known as Miles Dewey Davis III, Miles Dewey Davis, Prince Of Darkness, Miles Davis Quartet or Miles Davies was an American bandleader, songwriter, composer, trumpeter, musician, artist, film score composer, actor and music artist. He had four children, Cheryl Davis, Gregory Davis, Miles Davis IV and Erin Davis.

His most important albums: Birth of the Cool, Blue Moods, The Musing's of Miles, 'Round About Midnight, Miles Ahead, Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud, Milestones, Porgy and Bess, Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain. Genres related to him: Cool jazz, Bebop, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Modal jazz, Hard bop, Acid jazz, Jazz-funk, Jazz rap, Avant-garde jazz, Smooth jazz and Third stream.

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Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl (October 25, 1912 Centerville-March 4, 1996 Nashville) also known as Sarah Ophelia Colley, Pearl, Minnie or Sarah Colley was an American comedian and actor.

Her albums: Queen of The Grand Ole Opry. Genres: Country, Comedy rock and Comedy music.

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Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 Staunton city-February 3, 1924 Washington, D.C.) a.k.a. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Schoolmaster in Politics, The Phrasemaker, The Professor, Coiner of Weasel Words, The Schoolmaster or Wilson, Woodrow was an American politician, lawyer, professor, political scientist and historian. He had three children, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo and Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre.

Wilson served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913-1921, and is remembered for his efforts during World War I and in establishing the League of Nations to promote peace and diplomacy between nations. He was a noted intellectual and was the author of several books, including "Congressional Government" and "The New Freedom". Wilson's presidency also saw the implementation of progressive reforms, including the establishment of the Federal Reserve System and the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. He suffered a stroke in 1919 that left him partially paralyzed, and his health continued to deteriorate in the years following his presidency until his death in 1924.

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John Curulewski

John Curulewski (October 3, 1950 Chicago-February 13, 1988) also known as Curulewski, John was an American guitarist.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Rock music and Progressive rock.

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Mel Tormé

Mel Tormé (September 13, 1925 Chicago-June 5, 1999 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Mel Torne, Torme, Mel, Mel Torme, Mel Tormè, Tormé, Mel, Melvin Howard Tormé, Mel Tormé, Melvin Howard Tormé, The Kid With the Gauze In His Jaws, The Velvet Fog, Mr. Butterscotch or Mr. Mel Tormé was an American singer, actor, musician, music arranger, film score composer, drummer, pianist, author and composer. His children are Daisy Tormé, James Tormé, Steve March-Tormé, Melissa Torme-March and Tracy Tormé.

Discography: Night at the Concord Pavilion, The Great American Songbook: Live at Michael's Pub, A Tribute to Bing Crosby, Jazz 'round Midnight, Encore at Marty's New York, The Mel Tormé Collection: 1944-1985, That's All, The Legendary Mel Tormé, London Sessions and 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mel Tormé. Genres related to him: Jazz.

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Hampton Hawes

Hampton Hawes (November 13, 1928 Los Angeles-May 22, 1977 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Hawes, Hampton was an American jazz pianist and musician.

Discography: Something Special, All Night Session!, Volume 1, All Night Session!, Volume 2, All Night Session!, Volume 3, Four! Hampton Hawes!!!!, All Night Session, Bird Song, For Real!, The Sermon and The Trio, Volume 1. Genres he performed: Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Soul jazz, Jazz-funk, Bebop and Mainstream jazz.

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Chuck Thompson

Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 Palmer-March 6, 2005 Towson) also known as Thompson, Chuck was an American , .

sportscaster and author. He was born in Palmer, Massachusetts on June 10, 1921, and began his career in broadcasting in the 1940s. Thompson became best known as the play-by-play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles for over 20 years, from 1955 to 1978. During his time with the Orioles, he coined the phrase "Ain't the beer cold!" to describe the feeling at the ballpark on a hot summer day.

Along with his work in baseball, Thompson also called a number of other sports, including football, basketball, and horse racing. He was known for his distinctive voice, which was described as a "Mid-Atlantic drawl" and often imitated by other broadcasters. Thompson was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 1993.

In addition to his broadcasting career, Thompson was also a prolific author. He wrote several books, including "Chuck Thompson's Baseball Quiz Book", "The Chuck Thompson Story: From Orioles to Colts", and "To Hell with the Orioles: A Fan's Guide to Brimstone, Fire & Damnation". Thompson passed away on March 6, 2005, in Towson, Maryland, at the age of 83.

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Tyrone Davis

Tyrone Davis (May 4, 1938 Greenville-February 9, 2005 Chicago) otherwise known as DAVIS, TYRONE or Tyrone Wonder Boy was an American singer, musician and songwriter.

His albums: Greatest Hits, Relaxin' With Tyrone, The Best of Columbia Years (disc 1), Simply Tyrone Davis, The Best of Tyrone Davis: In the Mood, In the Mood With Tyrone Davis, Turn Back the Hands of Time, Can I Change My Mind, I Had It All The Time and Come to Daddy. Genres he performed include Chicago soul, Soul music, Rhythm and blues and Blues.

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Anna Moffo

Anna Moffo (June 27, 1932 Wayne-March 9, 2006 New York City) also known as Moffo, Anna was an American actor, television presenter and opera singer.

Her albums include Madama Butterfly - Disc 2, Rome Opera House 1957, Arias from: Faust, La bohème, Dinorah, Carmen, Semiramide, Turandot, Lakmé, The Dream Duet, The Great Moments from Die Fledermaus, , La Traviata, One Night of Love and A Verdi Collaboration. Genres she performed include Opera and Show tune.

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Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 Red Bluff-January 25, 1999 New Haven) also known as Shaw, Robert was an American conductor.

His most important albums: The Power & The Majesty: Essential Choral Classics, The Many Moods of Christmas, Stravinsky: Symphony Of Psalms/Poulenc: Gloria, Christmas With Robert Shaw, Amazing Grace: American Hymns and Spirituals, Evocation of the Spirit, Barber / Bartók / Vaughan Williams, Stabat Mater, Carl Orff: Carmina Burana / Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis and . Genres he performed: Classical music.

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Mabel King

Mabel King (December 25, 1932 Charleston-November 9, 1999 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Donnie Mabel Elizabeth Washington was an American actor. She had one child, Larry King.

Mabel King was best known for her roles in film, television, and theater. One of her most notable performances was as the character of "Mama" in the hit Broadway musical, "The Wiz." King reprised her role as Mama in the 1978 movie adaptation of the production. She also appeared in popular TV shows, such as "The Jeffersons," "227," and "What's Happening!!" In addition to her successful acting career, King was also a talented singer and participated in various musical performances throughout her life, including a tour with Lou Rawls. Despite her success, King's life was not without personal struggles, particularly with her health. She suffered from both diabetes and hypertension, which ultimately led to her passing at the age of 66.

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Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon (January 9, 1913 Yorba Linda-April 22, 1994 New York City) also known as Richard M. Nixon, Richard Milhous Nixon, President Richard M. Nixon, President Richard Nixon, Vice President Richard Nixon, Tricky Dick, Slick Rick, Red Hunter or Dick was an American lawyer, politician, author and military officer. His children are Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox.

He served as the 37th President of the United States, from 1969 until 1974. Nixon is known for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, which led to his resignation from the presidency in 1974. Despite this controversy, Nixon had many accomplishments during his time in office, such as establishing diplomatic relations with China and ending the Vietnam War. Before his presidency, Nixon served as Vice President under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As a young man, he also served in the United States Navy during World War II. After leaving office, Nixon wrote several books and remained active in politics until his death in 1994.

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Ellen Hanley

Ellen Hanley (May 15, 1926 Lorain-February 12, 2007 Norwalk) was an American singer.

She was best known for her performances on Broadway musicals such as "South Pacific," "Carousel," and "The Sound of Music." She also appeared on several television shows, including "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Hanley's exceptional vocal ability and versatility made her a highly sought after performer in the entertainment industry during her career. She was known for her warm and expressive singing style, as well as her ability to captivate audiences with her emotional performances. Hanley's passion for music never waned, and she continued to perform well into her later years. Her legacy lives on through her recorded musical performances and the inspiration she left for aspiring singers and performers.

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T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker (May 28, 1910 Linden-March 16, 1975 Los Angeles) also known as Walker, T-Bone, T‐Bone Walker or Aaron Thibeaux Walker was an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, singer-songwriter, musician, bandleader and composer.

His albums: Sings the Blues / Singing the Blues, The Hustle Is On, Good Feelin', The Complete Recordings of T-Bone Walker 1940-1954, Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker, The Best of Black & White & Imperial Years, Jazz & Blues (collection), T-Bone Blues: The Essential Recordings of T-Bone Walker, The Complete Capitol: Black & White Recordings and The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954. Genres: Blues, Texas blues, Jump blues, West Coast blues and Chicago blues.

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Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907 Rochester-November 18, 1994 Hockessin) also known as Calloway Cab, Cabell Calloway III, Calloway, Cab, Cab Calloway and His Band, The "King of Hi-De-Ho" or Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was an American bandleader, singer, singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He had one child, Chris Calloway.

His discography includes: Cruisin' With Cab, Are You Hep to the Jive?, Forever Gold, The Early Years: 1930-1934, Cab Calloway, Best of the Big Bands: Cab Calloway, Big Band Legends: Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway & Co: The Complete 1933–1934 Cotton Club Orchestra Sessions, the 1949 Sides Plus Rare Items by Blanche Calloway (1931) and Billy Banks (1932), Cab Calloway and Best of Big Bands: Cab Calloway. Genres he performed include Swing music, Big Band, Blues and Jazz.

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Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912 Highland Park-February 2, 1996 Beverly Hills) also known as Eugene Curran Kelly or Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American singer, dancer, actor, film director, choreographer, film producer and television producer. He had three children, Kerry Kelly, Bridget Kelly and Timothy Kelly.

His albums: 'S Wonderful, Gotta Dance! The Best Of, Singin' in the Rain, For Me and My Gal and An American in Paris.

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Sister Katy Marie

Sister Katy Marie (March 20, 1915 Cotton Plant-October 9, 1973 Philadelphia) also known as Rosetta Tharpe, Tharpe, Sister Rosetta or Rosetta Nubin was an American singer and guitarist.

Her albums: Sing Sister Sing, Gospel Train, Bring Back Those Happy Days / This Train, The Original Soul Sister, Strange Things Happening Every Day / Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread, The Complete Recorded Works, Volume 3: 1946-1947, The Complete Recorded Works, Volume 1: 1938-1941, Up Above My Head, The Complete Recorded Works, Volume 2: 1942-1944 and Live at the Hot Club de France. Genres she performed: Gospel music, Jazz, Pop music, Jump blues, Blues and Rhythm and blues.

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Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown (January 12, 1928 Portsmouth-November 17, 2006 Henderson) also known as Ruth Alston Weston, The Girl With the Tear In Her Voice, Miss Rhythm or Queen of R&B was an American record producer, actor and singer-songwriter. She had one child, Ronnie McPhatter.

Discography: A Good Day for the Blues, Miss Rhythm (Greatest Hits and More), Miss Rhythm: The Rest & More of the Best, Teardrops From My Eyes, R+B, Fine and Mellow, Have a Good Time, Say It Again, Songs of My Life and What Color Is the Blues. Genres she performed: Rhythm and blues, Funk, Soul music, Gospel music, Jazz and Popular music.

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Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell (May 5, 1898 Thomson-August 19, 1959 Milledgeville) a.k.a. Blind Willy McTell, Blind Willie Mc Tell, McTell, Blind Willie, William Samuel McTier or Blind Sammie was an American singer, musician, songwriter and preacher.

Related albums: The Early Years (1927-1933), Best of Blind Willie McTell: Classic Recordings of the 1920's & 30's, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1: 18 October 1927 to 23 October 1931, Last Session, The Definitive Blind Willie McTell, The Legend of Blind Willie McTell, 1927-1935, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 23 October 1931 to 19 September 1933, The Definitive Blind Willie McTell 1927-1935 and The Essential. Genres he performed include Country blues, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues, Delta blues, Ragtime and Gospel music.

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Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell Anderson (December 15, 1888 Atlantic-February 28, 1959 Stamford) also known as James Maxwell Anderson or John Nairne Michaelson was an American writer, playwright, poet, journalist, lyricist and author. His children are Quentin Anderson, Hesper Anderson, Terence Anderson and Alan Anderson.

Anderson was born and raised in Atlantic, Pennsylvania. After graduating from University of North Dakota, he started his career as a journalist in San Francisco. He later moved to New York City and began his writing career in earnest. Anderson quickly gained fame as a playwright, with some of his most notable works including "What Price Glory?" and "Winterset," which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

During World War II, Anderson served in the Office of War Information as a propagandist and wrote several radio programs to encourage morale among American soldiers. He also served as the president of the authors' guild from 1949 to 1951.

Despite his success as a writer, Anderson suffered from depression and ultimately committed suicide in 1959. His legacy, however, lives on in the many plays, poems, and novels he authored during his lifetime.

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Edward Patten

Edward Patten (August 27, 1939 Atlanta-February 25, 2005 Livonia) also known as Edward Roy Patten or Eddie Patten was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

Genres he performed: Soul music, Rhythm and blues and Pop music.

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Virtue Hampton Whitted

Virtue Hampton Whitted (February 22, 1922 United States of America-January 17, 2007 Indianapolis) was an American singer. She had one child, Pharez Whitted.

Virtue Hampton Whitted was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she spent most of her life. She was the daughter of the famous gospel pianist and composer, Izear Luster "Ike" Turner Sr. In the 1940s, Virtue began her singing and recording career with the Three Flames, a vocal group that performed jazz and swing music.

Virtue's distinctive vocal style and magnetic stage presence quickly garnered her fame and fans across the country. During the 1950s and 1960s, she continued to perform and record with the Three Flames, as well as pursuing a solo career. She often performed with such luminaries as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

In addition to her music career, Virtue was active in her community and was known for her philanthropic work. She established the Virtue Hampton Whitted Endowment Fund at the Indianapolis Foundation, which provides grants to support community and music education programs.

Virtue passed away on January 17, 2007, at the age of 84. She left behind a legacy of beautiful music and a deep commitment to her community.

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Eric Von Schmidt

Eric Von Schmidt (May 28, 1931 Bridgeport-February 2, 2007 Fairfield) also known as Ric Von Schmidt or Von Schmidt, Eric was an American songwriter, singer, singer-songwriter and painter.

His most recognized albums: Living on the Trail, Dick Farina & Eric Von Schmidt and The Folk Blues of Eric Von Schmidt. Genres he performed: Blues and Folk music.

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Julie London

Julie London (September 26, 1926 Santa Rosa-October 18, 2000 Encino) also known as Gayle Peck, Julie Peck, The Liberty Girl or Jule London was an American singer and actor. She had five children, Kelly Troup, Stacy Webb, Lisa Webb, Jody Troup and Reese Troup.

Her albums: The Best of Julie London: "The Liberty Years", Time for Love: The Best of Julie London, Julie... At Home / Around Midnight, Lonely Girl / Make Love to Me, Sophisticated Lady / For the Night People, The Julie London Collection, All Through the Night, In Person at the Americana, Love Letters / Feeling Good and Julie / Love on the Rocks. Genres she performed: Cool jazz, Torch song, Jazz and Pop music.

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Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern (January 27, 1885 Sutton Place-November 11, 1945 Manhattan) also known as Jerome David Kern or Mr. Jerome Kern was an American composer and film score composer. He had one child, Elizabeth Kern.

His albums: Show Boat (1993 Toronto revival cast), Show Boat (1962 studio cast), Show Boat (1966 Lincoln Center cast), Show Boat (1988 studio cast), Very Good Eddie, Show Boat (1946 Broadway revival cast), A Jerome Kern Songbook, Show Boat (1971 London revival cast), Show Boat (1951 film cast) and In London and Hollywood.

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L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard (March 13, 1911 Tilden-January 24, 1986 Creston, California) also known as Frederick Engelhardt, Kurt von Rachen, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, Rene La Fayette, Rene LaFayete, René Lafayette, l_ron_hubbard, Hubbard, L. Ron, Ron, LRH or L Hubbard was an American writer, novelist, author and religious leader. His children are called Ronald DeWolf, Suzette Hubbard, Diana Hubbard, Quentin Hubbard, Alexis Valerie Hubbard and Arthur Hubbard.

Related albums: State of Mind, Space Jazz, The Road to Freedom and Mission Earth.

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Mae West

Mae West (August 17, 1893 Bushwick-November 22, 1980 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Mary Jane West, West, Mae, "The Statue of Libido", "Queen of the World" or Jane Mast was an American singer, screenwriter, actor, playwright, pin-up girl and comedian.

Discography: I'm No Angel, Come Up and See Me Sometime, Come Up and See Me Sometime - 30 Original Mono Recordings 1933-1954, Wild Christmas, Mae in December, Way Out West, Great Balls of Fire, Easy Rider / I Like a Guy What Takes His Time and The Fabulous Mae West.

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Ben Weisman

Ben Weisman (November 16, 1921 Providence-May 20, 2007 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Benjamin Weisman, Weisman, Ben, Mad Professor or The Mad Professor was an American songwriter and composer.

He was best known for his work with Elvis Presley, having written several songs for the iconic performer, including "Follow That Dream," "Rock-A-Hula Baby," and "Can't Help Falling in Love." Weisman also worked with other prominent artists throughout his career, such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and Bobby Darin. In addition to his songwriting work, Weisman also served as a music supervisor for various films and television shows. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007, shortly before his passing.

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Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn (May 1, 1934 Washington, D.C.-October 20, 2005 Maryland) also known as Horn, Shirley or Shirley Horm was an American singer, jazz pianist and musician.

Her albums include Loads of Love / Shirley Horn With Horns, The Main Ingredient, I Remember Miles, May the Music Never End, Softly, The Garden of the Blues, But Beautiful: The Best of Shirley Horn, Here's to Life, I Thought About You: Live at Vine Street and Loving You. Genres she performed: Jazz and Blues.

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Dennis Danell

Dennis Danell (June 24, 1961-February 29, 2000) also known as Danell, Dennis or Dennis Eric Danell was an American guitarist, musician and bassist.

His related genres: Punk rock, Alternative rock, Cowpunk and Punk blues.

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Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 Ružomberok-March 23, 1964 Los Angeles) also known as László Löwenstein, Lazzy or The Walking Overcoat was an American actor and writer. His child is called Catharine Lorre.

Lorre began his acting career in Austria and Germany, where he gained fame in the 1920s for his work in silent films. He then emigrated to the United States and continued his career in Hollywood, starring in many classic films such as "M" (1931), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), and "Casablanca" (1942). He was known for his distinctive voice and ability to play creepy, sinister characters.

In addition to acting, Lorre also tried his hand at writing and directing. He wrote and directed the film "The Lost One" (1951), which received critical acclaim but was a commercial failure. Lorre struggled with addiction and health problems throughout his life and died at the age of 59 from a stroke. Despite his struggles, he is remembered as a talented and iconic actor of his time.

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Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton (December 15, 1911 Wichita-August 25, 1979 Los Angeles) also known as Stanley Newcomb Kenton or Kenton, Stan was an American bandleader, jazz pianist, composer and music arranger.

His albums include Portraits on Standards, Artistry in Progressive Jazz, A Merry Christmas!, Adventures in Blues, Adventures in Jazz, Adventures in Time, Horns of Plenty, Volume 1 (disc 1), Journey Into Capricorn, Kenton in HI-FI and Kenton Showcase. Genres: Jazz, Swing music and West Coast jazz.

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Walter Pidgeon

Walter Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 Saint John-September 25, 1984 Santa Monica) also known as Walter Davis Pidgeon, Walter Davis Pigeon or Pidgeon was an American actor and singer. His child is Edna Pidgeon Atkins.

After serving in World War I, Pidgeon began his career in entertainment as a stage actor on Broadway. He eventually made his way to Hollywood and starred in over 80 films throughout his career, including MGM's "Mrs. Miniver," "Madame Curie" and "How Green Was My Valley." Pidgeon was known for his charm, deep voice, and dignified presence on screen. In addition to acting, Pidgeon was also a talented singer and recorded several albums. He received two Academy Award nominations for his work in "Mrs. Miniver" and "Madame Curie." Pidgeon passed away in 1984 at the age of 87.

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Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields (July 15, 1905 Allenhurst-March 28, 1974 New York City) otherwise known as Dorothy was an American songwriter, lyricist, librettist, screenwriter and playwright. Her child is called David Lahm.

Her albums: An Evening With Dorothy Fields.

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Freddie Perren

Freddie Perren (May 15, 1943 Englewood-December 16, 2004 Chatsworth) also known as Frederick Perren, Frederick J. Perren, Freddie, Frederick James Perren or Frederick James "Freddie" Perren was an American record producer, songwriter, musician, conductor and music arranger.

Genres he performed: Funk, Dance music, Soul music, Disco and Rhythm and blues.

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Billy Gilbert

Billy Gilbert (September 12, 1894 Louisville-September 23, 1971 Los Angeles) a.k.a. William Gilbert Barron, The Schmaltz Brothers, William Gilbert or Gilbert was an American comedian, actor, playwright, theatrical producer, theatre director and film director. He had one child, Barry Gilbert.

Billy Gilbert began his career in Vaudeville and later transitioned to film in the 1920s, often playing humorous character roles. He is best known for his roles in several classic films such as "His Girl Friday" (1940), "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), and "Bringing Up Baby" (1938). Gilbert was also known for his distinct voice and his skill in performing tongue-twisters and gibberish songs. Besides his work in film and theatre, he also wrote and directed numerous plays and musicals. Gilbert was a prolific performer and remained active in the industry until the end of his life.

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Walter Catlett

Walter Catlett (February 4, 1889 San Francisco-November 14, 1960 Woodland Hills) also known as Walter L. Catlett was an American actor and vaudeville performer.

He started his career in vaudeville and made his Broadway debut in 1916. Catlett appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, including roles in classic movies such as "Bringing Up Baby," "My Man Godfrey," and "The Wizard of Oz." He was known for his distinctive voice and comedic timing, often playing high-strung characters in films. In addition to his work in film, Catlett also appeared on radio and television. He was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Shirley Walker

Shirley Walker (April 10, 1945 Napa-November 30, 2006 Los Angeles) also known as Walker, Shirley or Shirley Rogers was an American composer, conductor, film score composer, music arranger and orchestrator. Her children are called Colin Walker and Ian Walker.

Her most well known albums: Batman Beyond, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Space: Above and Beyond, The Flash, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Final Destination 2, Escape From L.A., Willard, Turbulence and Superman: The Animated Series. Genres: Film score.

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Otis Harlan

Otis Harlan (December 29, 1865 Zanesville-January 21, 1940 Martinsville) was an American actor. He had one child, Marion Harlan.

Otis Harlan was known for his distinctive voice and his work as a character actor in both silent and sound films. He appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, including the role of Happy in the 1937 Disney classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In addition to his film work, Harlan was also a popular vaudeville performer and a talented musician, playing several instruments including the piano and the guitar. He passed away in 1940 at the age of 74.

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Johnny Shines

Johnny Shines (April 26, 1915 Frayser-April 20, 1992 Tuscaloosa) also known as Shines, Johnny, Johny Shines, Shoeshine Johnny (Johnny Shines) or John Ned Shines was an American musician, singer, guitarist and actor.

His albums: Evening Shuffle: The Complete J.O.B. Recordings 1952-53, Johnny Shines, Mr. Cover Shaker, Too Wet To Plow, Worried Blues Ain't Bad, The Blues Collection 87: Ramblin' Blues, Johnny Shines and Company, Sittin' on Top of the World, Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton and The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions. Genres he performed include Blues and Jump blues.

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Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson (April 9, 1898 Princeton-January 23, 1976 Philadelphia) also known as Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson, Robeson, Paul, Robey or Paul Leroy Robeson was an American lawyer, singer, actor, athlete and social activist. He had one child, Paul Robeson, Jr..

His most important albums: Live at Carnegie Hall, A Man and His Beliefs, Ballad for Americans, Green Pastures, Legends of the 20th Century: Paul Robeson, Songs for Free Men, Songs of Free Men, Spirituals, Folksongs, and Hymns, The Collector's Paul Robeson and The Essential Paul Robeson. Genres he performed: Musical theatre, Folk music and Spiritual.

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Cannonball Adderley

Cannonball Adderley (September 15, 1928 Tampa-August 8, 1975 Gary) also known as Buckshot LeFonque, Julian Cannonball Adderley, Julian Adderley, Julian Cannonball Adderly, Cannonball Adderly, CannonballAdderley, Julian Edwin Adderley, Adderley, Cannonball, The New Bird, Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley or Cannon was an American musician, teacher and saxophonist.

His most recognized albums: Cannonball Plays Zawinul, Midnite Jazz & Blues: Bebop Jazz Classics, The Story of Jazz, Money in the Pocket, 75th Birthday Celebration, Bohemia After Dark, The Definitive Cannonball Adderley, Timeless Cannonball Adderley, Know What I Mean? and Cannonball Adderley's Finest Hour. Genres he performed include Jazz, Hard bop, Bebop, Soul jazz, Jazz fusion and Modal jazz.

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Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 Rosine-September 9, 1996 Springfield) also known as William Smith Monroe, Monroe, Bill, The Father of Bluegrass, Joe Ahr, Rupert Jones, Wilbur Jones, James B. Smith or James W. Smith was an American singer, artist, musician and music artist.

His albums: Bean Blossom, Bill Monroe & Friends, Columbia Historic Edition, Anthology, Blue Grass 1959-1969, Blue Moon of Kentucky 1936-1949, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Blue Grass 1950-1958, Orange Blossom Special and Silver Eagle Cross Country Music Show Presents Bill Monroe. Genres he performed: Bluegrass, Traditional bluegrass and Gospel music.

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Grandpa Jones

Grandpa Jones (October 20, 1913 Henderson County-February 19, 1998 Nashville) also known as Louis Marshall Jones or Jones was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Discography: Steppin' Out Kind, 16 Greatest Hits, An American Original, Everybody's Grandpa, Pickin' Time, Country Music Hall of Fame 1978 and Pickin' and a Grinnin'. Genres: Gospel music, Country, Bluegrass and Old-time music.

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E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings (October 14, 1894 Cambridge-September 3, 1962 North Conway) otherwise known as E.E. Cummings, Edward Estlin Cummings, e e cummings, Cummings, e_e_cummings, Cummings, E. E. or Edward Estlin "E.E." Cummings was an American writer, painter, poet, playwright, essayist and author. He had one child, Nancy Thayer Andrews.

Cummings is best known for his unique style of writing, which often involved unconventional syntax, use of lowercase letters, and lack of punctuation. He was also known for his visual poetry, which combined words with abstract shapes.

Cummings attended Harvard University, where he studied classics and was heavily influenced by the work of Gertrude Stein. During World War I, he served as an ambulance driver in France, an experience that informed much of his later writing.

Throughout his career, Cummings published numerous collections of poetry, including "Tulips and Chimneys," "XLI Poems," and "95 Poems." He also wrote several plays, including the one-act play "Him," "Santa Claus: A Morality," and the experimental play "Him" and "Me" (which he performed himself).

In addition to his writing, Cummings was also an accomplished painter, creating hundreds of works throughout his life. His paintings are known for their vibrant colors and abstract forms.

Today, Cummings is remembered as one of the most influential and innovative poets of the 20th century. His poetry continues to inspire readers and writers alike with its playfulness, experimentation, and emotional honesty.

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King Floyd

King Floyd (February 13, 1945 New Orleans-March 6, 2006 California) a.k.a. King Floyd III or Floyd, King was an American singer and songwriter.

Discography: King Floyd, A Man in Love, Can You Dig It? / Learning to Forget You and Choice Cuts. His related genres: Soul music.

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Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth (August 3, 1921 Waterbury-September 29, 2008 Munnsville) otherwise known as Carruth, Hayden or Hayden Kay Carruth was an American poet, literary critic and author.

He won the National Book Award for his collection of poems called Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey in 1996. Carruth was known for his blunt and honest writing style that focused on the realities of life, including poverty, illness and violence. He also wrote several essays on poetry and literary criticism and translated the works of several French-Canadian poets into English. In addition to his writing, Carruth was a former editor of Poetry Magazine and taught at several universities, including Syracuse University and the University of Vermont.

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