Paul Whiteman

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Birthday
28, 1890
Birthplace
Denver, CO
Death Date
Dec 29, 1967 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1890
Birthplace
Denver, CO
Death Date
Dec 29, 1967 (77)

About

American bandleader of the 1920s who debuted George Gershwin's composition "Rhapsody In Blue."

Before Fame

He was trained in classical violin and viola as a child.

Trivia

During his career, he earned the nickname the King of Jazz.

Family Life

He married four times: first to Miss Jimmy Smith, then to Nellie Stack in 1908, then to Mildred Vanderhoff in 1922, and then to Margaret Livingston in 1931.

Associated With

Bix Beiderbecke and Whiteman were two of the hottest names in jazz in the 1920s.