Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Highest Rated: 100% Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Lowest Rated: 43% Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Birthday: Aug 04, 1901

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

A towering figure in the development of jazz, as well as one of the most beloved entertainers of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter and vocalist whose unique playing changed the focus of the genre from a collective sound to one built around individual solos. His singing, too, wielded enormous influence on the vocal delivery of pop and jazz vocalists through his phrasing, enunciation and forays into scat singing. His naturally warm and gravely voice also made him an ideal interpreter of standards, which spurred his transition from jazz to the mainstream in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In doing so, Satchmo - as he was known to fellow musicians - became among the first African-American artists to cross over into mainstream white entertainment, where he continued to enjoy incredible success as a vocalist, most notably with his 1964 rendition of "Hello, Dolly!" which bounced the Beatles from the top of the pop charts. A tireless performer and benevolent soul who broadcast his personality and talents like a beacon across the globe, Louis Armstrong was unquestionably one of the defining artists in the history of popular music.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golden Age Of Jazz Part 1 Unknown (Character) - 2004
43% 76% Hello, Dolly! Louis, Orchestra Leader (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 46% A Man Called Adam Willie Ferguson (Character) - 1966
67% 67% Paris Blues Wild Man Moore (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% The Beat Generation Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1959
100% 81% Jazz on a Summer's Day Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 92% The Five Pennies Himself (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Ball Himself (Character) - 1957
82% 83% High Society Himself (Character) - 1956
88% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Himself (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 20% Glory Alley Shadow Johnson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 50% The Strip Himself (Character) - 1951
50% 76% A Song Is Born Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 53% New Orleans Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jam Session Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1944
85% 81% Cabin in the Sky The Trumpeter (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Places Gabe (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 53% Pennies From Heaven Henry (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Rhapsody in Black and Blue Himself (Character) - 1932

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1964 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1956

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