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Prima, Louis

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Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Singer

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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.

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