Cab Calloway

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Birthday
25, 1907
Birthplace
Rochester, NY
Death Date
Nov 18, 1994 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1907
Birthplace
Rochester, NY
Death Date
Nov 18, 1994 (86)

About

Jazz bandleader and singer who sang "Minnie the Moocher" and "St. James Infirmary Blues" and lead and performed with one of the best big bands.

Before Fame

He and his sister Blanche toured with a popular black music revue called Plantation Days.

Trivia

He devoted his entire life to making and performing music, singing up until his death at the age of eighty-six in 1994.

Family Life

He married Wenonah Betty Conacher in 1928; after their divorce in 1949, he remarried Zulme Nuffie MacNeal in 1953.

Associated With

He led his big band and staffed it with artists like Dizzy Gillespie.

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