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Louis Daniel Armstrong (The King of the Jazz Trumpet, Satchmo, Pops) was born on 4 August, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, is a Soundtrack, Actor, Music Department. Discover Louis Armstrong'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 Louis Armstrong networth?
|Popular As||Louis Daniel Armstrong (The King of the Jazz Trumpet, Satchmo, Pops)|
|Age||70 years old|
|Born||4 August 1901|
|Birthplace||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
|Date of death||6 July, 1971|
|Died Place||New York City, New York, USA|
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Louis Armstrong Height, Weight & Measurements
At 70 years old, Louis Armstrong height is 5' 5¾" (1.67 m) .
|Height||5' 5¾" (1.67 m)|
|Body Measurements||Not Available|
|Eye Color||Not Available|
|Hair Color||Not Available|
Who Is Louis Armstrong's Wife?
His wife is Lucille Wilson (12 October 1942 - 6 July 1971) ( his death), Alpha Smith (11 October 1938 - 1942) ( divorced), Lil Armstrong (5 February 1924 - 1938) ( divorced), Daisy Parker (24 March 1919 - 18 December 1923) ( divorced)
|Wife||Lucille Wilson (12 October 1942 - 6 July 1971) ( his death), Alpha Smith (11 October 1938 - 1942) ( divorced), Lil Armstrong (5 February 1924 - 1938) ( divorced), Daisy Parker (24 March 1919 - 18 December 1923) ( divorced)|
Louis Armstrong Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Louis Armstrong worth at the age of 70 years old? Louis Armstrong’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from USA. We have estimated Louis Armstrong's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2023||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Soundtrack|
Louis Armstrong Social Network
Posthumously inducted into the Long Island Hall of Fame (2008).
Posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2007).
Pictured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of American Music series, issued 1 September 1995.
Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1990) (under the category Early Influence).
Doc Louis, the trainer character in the boxing video game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987), is based on his likeness.
He was laid to rest at the Flushing Cemetery, Section 9 in Flushing, Queens, New York City not too far from his home in Corona, Queens. His tombstone is a red granite, emblazoned simply "Satchmo" Louis Armstrong with a beautiful white trumpet figure laden on top. Buried with him is his last of four wives, Lucille Armstrong who died in 1983.
Posthumously inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1978) (charter member).
Louis Armstrong passed away on July 6, 1971, a month away from what would have been his 70th birthday on August 4.
Interestingly enough, Armstrong had never heard of either the song or show "Hello, Dolly!" when he recorded it. To him, it was just the lead song on an album of show tunes, and he was more surprised than anyone when both the single and the album (Kapp 1964) went to #1 on the Billboard charts. What makes this accomplishment all the more remarkable is that it happened at the height of the so-called "British Invasion", when The Beatles and other British rock groups seemed to be dominating every aspect of the pop music charts. Armstrong later repeated his hit in the show's film version (Hello, Dolly! (1969)), singing it to Barbra Streisand.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
Refused to go a State Department-sponsored concert tour of the Soviet Union in 1959 because he felt the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't doing enough to promote civil rights legislation.
On June 26, 1950, he recorded the American version of the French songs "La Vie en Rose" and "C'est si Bon". "La Vie en Rose" was written by Louiguy (music) and Édith Piaf (lyrics) in 1946 and "C'est si Bon" was written by Henri Betti (music) and André Hornez (lyrics) in 1947. The English lyrics of "La Vie en Rose" were written by Mack David and the English lyrics of "C'est si Bon" were written by Jerry Seelen. The recording took place in New York with Sy Oliver and his Orchestra.
Satchmo became Armstrong's nickname after his 1932 Grand Tour of Europe. A London music magazine editor wrote "Satchmo" in an article -- probably because he could not read his garbled notes. Up until that time, Armstrong's nickname was Satchelmouth.
In 1929 Armstrong appeared on Broadway in "Hot Chocolates", in which he introduced Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin', his first popular song hit.
He made his first recordings with that band in 1923.
Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band. They played at socials, picnics and funerals for a small fee. At 18 he got a job in the Kid Ory Band in New Orleans. Four years later, in 1922, he went to Chicago, where he played second coronet in the Creole Jazz Band.
Although his career as a recording artist dates back to the 1920s, when he made now-classic recordings with Joe 'King' Oliver, Bessie Smith and the legendary Jimmie Rodgers, as well as his own Hot Five and Hot Seven groups, his biggest hits as a recording artist came comparatively late in his life: "Mack the Knife" (1956), "Hello, Dolly!" (a #1 hit in 1964), "What a Wonderful World" (1968) and "We Have All the Time in the World" (over 20 years after his death).
For most of his life, Louis Armstrong always gave July 4, 1900, as his birthdate, possibly because it was easy to remember. In all likelihood, he probably believed it himself. It wasn't until many years after his death that a birth record was found confirming the correct date as August 4, 1901.