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      Louis Armstrong

      Louis Armstrong

      Highest Rated: 100% Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 38% A Man Called Adam (1966)

      Birthday: Aug 4, 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.

      Highest rated movies

      Jazz on a Summer's Day poster Jazz on a Summer's Day Cabin in the Sky poster
      Cabin in the Sky
      Paris Blues poster
      Paris Blues
      A Song Is Born poster
      A Song Is Born
      Hello, Dolly! poster
      Hello, Dolly!
      A Man Called Adam poster
      A Man Called Adam

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      100% 82% Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues Self - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Golden Age Of Jazz Part 1 Unknown (Character) - 2004
      45% 76% Hello, Dolly! Louis, Orchestra Leader (Character) - 1969
      38% 56% A Man Called Adam Willie Ferguson (Character) - 1966
      67% 68% Paris Blues Wild Man Moore (Character) - 1961
      97% 81% Jazz on a Summer's Day Unknown (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 0% The Beat Generation Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 92% The Five Pennies Self - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Ball Self - 1957
      83% 82% High Society Self - 1956
      89% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Self - 1954
      No Score Yet 20% Glory Alley Shadow Johnson (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% The Strip Self - 1951
      50% 75% A Song Is Born Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 56% New Orleans Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jam Session Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1944
      81% 80% Cabin in the Sky The Trumpeter (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Swingin' on Nothin' Self - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Places Gabe (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 54% Pennies From Heaven Henry (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Rhapsody in Black and Blue Self - 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 1958 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1956