Category 1915

Gifted Lena Horne Part Two

Gifted Lena Horne Part Two

Turnabouts

By the mid-1950s, Horne was disenchanted with Hollywood as well as progressively concentrated on her club occupation. She just made 2 significant looks for MGM throughout the 1950s: Duchess of Idaho (which was additionally Eleanor Powell’s last movie); and also the 1956 music Meet Me in Las Vegas. She was blacklisted throughout the 1950s for her associations in the 1940s with communist-backed teams. She would consequently disavow communism...

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Musical Birth And Death Of The 1918

Musical Birth And Death Of The 1918

Births

January 20– Juan García Esquivel, Mexican bandleader (d. 2002 )January 24– Gottfried von Einem, author (d. 1996)
January 27 Skitch Henderson, bandleader(d. 2005)
Elmore James, blues artist(d. 1963)

February 3– Joey Bishop, overall artist (d. 2007)
February 15– Hank Locklin, vocalist(d. 2009)

February 16– Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters vocal singing team

March 20– Marian McPartland,British jazz pianist(d. 2013)

March 23– Alberto Caracciolo, tango artist (d. 1994)

March 29– Pearl Bailey, vocalist (d. 1990)
April 3– Sixten Ehrling, conductor (d. 2005)
April 25– Astrid Varnay, theatrical treble(d. 2006)

May 15– Eddy Arnold, nation vocalist (d. 2008)

May 17– Birgit Nilsson, theatrical treble (d. 2005)
June 4– Noel Estrada, author (d. 1979)
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Gifted Lena Horne Part One

Gifted Lena Horne Part One

Lena Horne
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917– May 9, 2010) was an American jazz as well as popular song vocalist, professional dancer, starlet, and also civil liberties lobbyist. Horne’s occupation extended over 70 years showing up in movie, tv, as well as cinema. Horne signed up with the carolers of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 as well as came to be a club entertainer prior to relocating to Hollywood, where she had little components in countless flicks, as well as a lot more significant components in the 1943 movies Cabin overhead as well as Stormy Weather. Due to the Red Scare as well as her political advocacy, Horne discovered herself blacklisted as well as not able to obtain operate in Hollywood.Lena Horne

Publicity picture of Horne for her performan...

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Musical Birth And Death Of The 1917

Musical Birth And Death Of The 1917

Births

January 2– Vera Zorina, German professional dancer and also starlet (passed away 2003 )

January 3– Pierre Dervaux, French orchestral conductor, author, and also pedagogue(d. 1992)

January 10– Jerry Wexler, songs reporter as well as document manufacturer(d. 2008)

January 12– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, significant impact on The Beatles (d. 2008)
January 15– Tiny Timbrell, guitar player(d. 1992 )

January 19– John Raitt, American star as well as vocalist (d. 2005)

February 11– Arcesia, vocalist(d. 1983)

February 15– Denise Scharley, French contralto (d. 2011)
February 18– Dona Massin, choreographer(d. 2001)

February 25– Anthony Burgess, author (d. 1993)
February 27– George Mitchell, owner of the Black as well as White Minstrels( d. 2002 )

March 2 Desi ...

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Musical Birth And Death Of The 1916

Musical Birth And Death Of The 1916

Births

January 4-Slim Gaillard, jazz artist(d. 1991)

January 9-Vic Mizzy, TELEVISION motif author (d. 2009 )

January 14-Maxwell Davis, R&B artist(d. 1970 )

January 15-Artie Shapiro, jazz bassist (d. 2003)
January 16 – Rudolf Benesh, designer of the Benesh Movement Notation for dance( d. 1975)

January 22 -Henri Dutilleux, French author (d. 2013)
February 5 – Daniel Santos, vocalist (d. 1992)
February 8 – Jimmy Skidmore, jazz artist(d. 1998 )

February 22 – Pedro Junco, author (d. 1939)
February 29 – Dinah Shore, vocalist (d. 1994)
March 6 – Red Callender, jazz artist(d.1992)

March 10 -Jan Håkan Åberg, organist as well as author (d. 2012 )

March 15 -Harry James, bandleader (d. 1983)
March 17 – Ray Ellington, vocalist as well as bandleader(d. 1985)

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Musical Birth And Death Of The 1915

Musical Birth And Death Of The 1915

Births

January 1– Fulgencio Aquino, Venezuelan harpist and also author(d. 1994 )

January 6– Bob Copper, English individual vocalist (d. 2004)
January 25– Ewan MacColl, English individual vocalist as well as songwriter(d. 1989)

January 27– Jack Brymer, English clarinettist (d. 2003)
January 29– John Serry, Sr., United States show accordionist, author & arranger (d. 2003 )

January 30– Dorothy Dell, starlet as well as vocalist(d. 1934)

January 31– Alan Lomax, United States folklorist as well as musicologist (d. 2002 )

February 4– Ray Evans, United States songwriter(d. 2007)

February 18– Marcel Landowski, French author, biographer as well as arts manager(d. 1999)

March 4– Carlos Surinach, Spanish author(d.1997)

March 10– Charles Groves, English conductor (d...

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The Talented Dean Martin Part Two

The Talented Dean Martin Part Two

Homages and also tradition

In 1996, Ohio Route 7 via Steubenville, was rededicated as Dean Martin Boulevard. Roadway indicators birthing an Al Hirschfeld caricature of Martin’s similarity mark the stretch with a historic pen birthing a little image as well as quick bio in the Gazebo Park at Route 7 and also North Fourth Street. A yearly Dean Martin Festival party is kept in Steubenville. Impersonators, loved ones, and also performers, much of Italian origins, show up. In 2005, Clark County, Nevada, relabelled a section of Industrial Road as Dean Martin Drive. An in a similar way called road was committed in 2008 in Rancho Mirage, California...

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The Talented Dean Martin Part One

The Talented Dean Martin Part One

Dean Martin (birthed Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917– December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American vocalist, star, comic, as well as movie manufacturer. Among one of the most prominent and also long-lasting American performers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the “King of Cool” for his apparently simple and easy charm and also confidence.
Dean Martin

Workshop attention picture for Bells Are Ringing (1960 )
Born
Dino Paul Crocetti
June 7, 1917
Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.Died December 25, 1995(aged 78)Beverly Hills, California, U.S.Cause of fatality Severe respiratory system failing Various other names Dino Martini Line of work

* Singer star comic manufacturer Partners Betty McDonald (m. 1941; div. 1949) Jeanne Biegger(m. 1949; div...

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Legendary Billie Holiday Part Five

Legendary Billie Holiday Part Five

1940– 47: Successes

Vacation’s mommy, Sadie Fagan, nicknamed “The Duchess,” opened up a dining establishment called Mom Holiday’s. She made use of cash from her little girl while playing dice with participants of the Count Basie band, with whom she visited in the late 1930s. “It maintained mommy active as well as pleased and also quit her from fretting as well as supervising me,” Holiday claimed. Fagan started obtaining big quantities from Holiday to sustain the dining establishment. Vacation required yet quickly dropped on difficult times herself. “I required some loan one evening as well as I recognized Mom made sure to have some,” she claimed. “So I strolled in the dining establishment like a shareholder as well as asked...

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Legendary Billie Holiday Part Four

Legendary Billie Holiday Part Four

1939: Commodore recordings and mainstream success

Holiday was taping for Columbia in the late 1930s when she was presented to “Strange Fruit”, a tune based upon a rhyme regarding lynching created by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish teacher from the Bronx. Meeropol made use of the pseudonym “Lewis Allan” for the rhyme, which was readied to songs as well as executed at instructors’ union conferences. It was at some point listened to by Barney Josephson, the owner of Café Society, an incorporated club in Greenwich Village, that presented it to Holiday. She did it at the club in 1939, with some uneasiness, being afraid feasible revenge...

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