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Prima, Louis

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1978 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Singer

1910 – Born on December 7th in New New Orleans, Louisiana.

1929 – Married to Louise Polizzi on June 25th.

         – He played in clubs like "The Famous Door".

1935 – Married to Alma Ross.

1948 – Married to Tracelene Barrett on June 17th.   

1953 – Married to Keely Smith on July 13th.

1962 – Married to Gia Maione.

1967 – Prima voiced King Louie of the apes in the animated Disney feature The Jungle Book.

1975 – While undergoing surgery for the removal of a brain tumor, he went into a coma (which he stayed until his death).

1978 – He died from pneumonia on August 24th, but his music continues as some of the best jazz and swing music ever recorded.

1993 – Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.