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Birthdays in Music in March 1919

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • Mar 8 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • Mar 10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Mar 11 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington, American composer & bandleader, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Mar 14 Luther Henderson Jr, American orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Mar 16 Erno Kiraly, Yugoslavian composer, born in Subotica

Person of interestNat King Cole

Mar 17 Nat King Cole, American singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Mar 19 Lennie Tristano, American jazz pianist (The New Tristano), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Mar 28 Jacob Avshalomov, American composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 2013)
  • Mar 30 Ramsay Ames [Phillips], American actress, model and dancer (The Mummy's Ghost, Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)

About March 1919

How Old? 100 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)