Red Nichols

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Birthday
8, 1905
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Jun 28, 1965 (60)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1905
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Jun 28, 1965 (60)

About

Cornetist, trumpeter, bandleader, and prolific recording artist with supposedly more than 4,000 appearances on albums in the 1920s.

Before Fame

He started playing trumpet at an early age and moved to the Midwest to join The Syncopating Seven.

Trivia

He met Miff Mole in New York City and the two collaborated side by side for years.

Family Life

He married Willa Stutsman, a dancer, and they raised a daughter together.

Associated With

In the movie The Five Pennies, a film based off Nichols' life, Danny Kaye played the cornetist.