Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Highest Rated: 97% Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

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
Cabin in the Sky
Paris Blues
A Song Is Born
Hello, Dolly!
A Man Called Adam

Photos

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
38% 56% A Man Called Adam Willie Ferguson (Character) - 1966
67% 68% Paris Blues Wild Man Moore (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% The Beat Generation Louis Armstrong (Character) - 1959
97% 81% Jazz on a Summer's Day Unknown (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
88% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Self - 1953
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 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

Credit
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