Born: Dec 07, 1912 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 65 years of age.
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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