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Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington) was born on 29 April, 1899 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, is a Soundtrack, Music Department, Actor. Discover Duke Ellington's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Duke Ellington networth?

Popular As Edward Kennedy Ellington
Occupation soundtrack,music_department,actor
Age 75 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 29 April 1899
Birthday 29 April
Birthplace Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Date of death 24 May, 1974
Died Place New York City, New York, USA
Nationality USA

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Duke Ellington Height, Weight & Measurements

At 75 years old, Duke Ellington height is 6' 1" (1.85 m) .

Physical Status
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Who Is Duke Ellington's Wife?

His wife is Edna Thompson (2 July 1918 - 1967) ( her death) ( 1 child)

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Wife Edna Thompson (2 July 1918 - 1967) ( her death) ( 1 child)
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Duke Ellington Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Duke Ellington worth at the age of 75 years old? Duke Ellington’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from USA. We have estimated Duke Ellington's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Soundtrack

Duke Ellington Social Network




Inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame in 2017.


His image is part the central design on the reverse of the District of Columbia 25¢ commemorative coin issued in 2009, as part of the USA's Statehood Quarters series. He is shown seated next to a piano, and the name "DUKE ELLINGTON" is engraved in the area above the piano keys.


(July 16, 2008) Pictured in silhouette in a poster for the film Black and Tan Fantasy (1929) on a 42¢ USA commemorative postage stamp celebrating Vintage Black Cinema.


Pictured on a 22¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Performing Arts series (97th anniversary of his birth). [April 1986]


Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame. [1978]


Ellington was celebrated in Stevie Wonder's song "Sir Duke" (from "Songs in the Key of Life" (1976)).


Making his first European tour in 1933, he followed with his annual Carnegie Hall concerts between 1943 and 1950, and then a Middle East tour (under the auspices of the State Department), including an appearance at the International Fair in Damascus in 1963. His stage scores include "Jump for Joy" and "Beggars Holiday" (Broadway). He made many records.


Composer ("It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", "Solitude", "In a Mellotone", "Satin Doll"), pianist and conductor, holder of an honorary music degree from Wilberforce University and an LHD from Milton College, Duke Ellington led his own orchestra by 1918, and came to New York in 1923, appearing at the Cotton Club between 1927 and 1932.