Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist whose career spanned over 50 years. This New Orleans native is perhaps the most influential pioneer of jazz music in its history. Please place any questions you may have about "Satchmo" into this category.

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What happened to Helen Burger Miller the wife of band leader Glenn Miller?

For the first few years after Glenn's disappearance she was actively involved in the corporations he had set up, primarily Glenn Miller Productions, and in working with his estate to re-launch the orchestra under the direction of lead saxophonist and vocalist Tex Beneke.

She was also faced with raising their two adopted children alone, so as relations with the Beneke-led band deteriorated during the late 1940s she moved away from direct involvement with Glenn's music. In 1953 and 1954 she assisted with aspects of the biopic The Glenn Miller Story, starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson. There is speculation that her disagreements with Tex Beneke over the band's musical direction were in part responsible for the fact that he was entirely written out of the script.

During the 1950s and early 60s Helen Miller was almost completely uninvolved with her late husband's music, except for giving occasional interviews to close friends such as biographer (and former Miller musician and confidant) George T. Simon. Notably, Simon refused to either deny or confirm the heartbreaking rumor that Helen had kept many of Glenn's personal effects in their bedroom and even prepared his bed every evening, just in case he should miraculously return ...

Helen Burger Miller died in 1966 at age 64. Her passing was mentioned in some newspapers but received little other notice.

She is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, CA

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Did Louis Armstrong influence modern jazz?

Louis Armstrong influenced all of jazz, both modern and past styles.

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Was Louis Armstrong a pimp?

No

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Louis Armstrong was also known as?

Satchmo

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What is Louis Armstrong contribution of society and what he is famous?

Louis Armstrong was best known for his incredible skill as a musician, particularly playing jazz trumpet and singing. Not only was he an incredibly successful African-American artist at a time where things were not necessarily always equal, his music transcended race and gender boundaries.

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Who was Louis Armstrong?

He was the most influential musician in the early years of jazz in the 1920s and 1930's and died in 1971 at the age of 69. Louis Armstrong was one of the world's greatest jazz trumpeters of all time. He also did some singing like "What a Wonderful World", or "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing", or the ever-famous "Hello Dolly." In 2001, the major airport in his hometown of New Orleans was renamed Louis Armstrong International in his honor.

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Did Louis Armstrong's music have improvisation?

Yes. A key component of all jazz music is improvisation.

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How many brother and sister Louis Armstrong have?

He had two sisters and one brother (all older than him)

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What are 5 words that describe Louis Armstrong?

Talented

Passionate

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What time period did Louis Armstrong live in?

Armstrong was born in 1901 and died in 1971.

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What intrument does Louis Armstrong play?

He first achieved fame as a cornet player, later on switching to a trumpet.

He also played the saxaphone, tamborine, buggle and cornet. He was a man of many talents!

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Is louis Armstrong the composer of when the saints go marching in?

No, a well-known gospel tune before Armstrong was born, the actual composer(s) are not known. It is usually attributed to the most prolific of all songwriters, "Mr. Traditional".

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Louis Armstrong-what inspired him to pursue his career?

He was inspired by Joe "The King" Oliver who was also his mentor

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Why should we celebrate Louis Armstrong's accomplishments?

He was perhaps the most important and influential artist in the history of jazz.

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How do you pronounce Louis Armstrong?

His first name has been most commonly pronounced "Louie" but he himself, on at least some occasions, pronounced it "Lewis." There is speculation on whether he preferred the latter pronunciation and whether the former was perhaps a nickname.

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Did Louis Armstrong marry?

yes he did

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What was Louis Armstrong's education?

He attended the Fisk School for Boys from 1906-1912.

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Facts About Louis Armstrong?

He still played in concerts when he was sick

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How did Louis Armstrong die?

He died at the age of 71 July 6th of a heart attack

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What were Louis Armstrong's nicknames?

Satchmo, dippermouth and Little Louie.

He was known as Satchelmouth, which was contracted to

Satchmo, as an alternative, Pops

Satchmo came from a mispronunciation of Satchelmouth, which, along with many other names (such as dippermouth, as mentioned above), referred to his wide smile. Supposedly Louis was talking to a journalist who knew of the nickname and attempted to use it but stumbled and pronounced it as Satchmo. Louis took a liking to the term and kept it. After travelling around the country (and if I'm not mistaken, the world) doing tours, Armstrong was known as "Ambassador Satch".

Pops was an affectionate nickname given by his close friends and family.

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Who are Louis Armstrong's grandparents?

Louis Armstrong's grandmothers name was Sarah Armstrong and his father's name was Clarence "Budd" Scott. Clarence Scott lived in Natchez, Ms. I am his great, great, granddaughter. So that makes Louis Armstrong my great uncle.

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What did louis armstrong do that was important?

He was a Jazz Musican

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Did Louis Armstrong have problems in life?

Everyone has problems in like. Louis Armstrong was no different in that regard.

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What is louis Armstrong children names?

Bessie, byron, and terrence armstrong

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How old was Louis Armstrong when he learned to play the cornet?

he was sdfj

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