Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer
The most important and influential musician in jazz history, and one of the leading singers and entertainers from the 1920s through the '50s.
BornAugust 4, 1901
HometownNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Net worth$10 million
Height5'6" (1.68m)
SpouseLucille Wilson (m 1942 - 1971) , Alpha Smith (m 1938 - 1942) , Lil Hardin Armstrong (m 1924 - 1938) , Daisy Parker (m 1919 - 1923)
ChildrenClarence Armstrong
ParentsMary Albert , William Armstrong
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Photos

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Videos

Great-gran celebrates 100th birthday by a singing rendition of 'When You're Smiling'

This awe-inspiring video shows a great-gran celebrating her 100th birthday by belting out a dazzling rendition of Louis Armstrong's "When You're Smiling". Sprightly Letitia 'Letty' Lancaster was commemorating her big day surrounded by adoring friends and family when she suddenly burst in song. The heartwarming moment was captured on January 27 by her quick-thinking granddaughter-in-law Vicky Lancaster, who pulled out her phone straight away. Widower Mrs Lancaster, wearing a sash and a tiara, can be seen tapping her foot and bouncing up and down as she chants the iconic lyrics.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Five Pennies
The Five Pennies
1h 57min
1959
Jazz Ball
Jazz Ball
0h 57min
1957
A Rhapsody in Black and Blue
A Rhapsody in Black and Blue
0h 10min
2009
Louis Armstrong: The Definitive Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong: The Definitive Louis Armstrong
2016
Jazz Icons
Jazz Icons
2012
Good Evening Ev'rybody: In Celebration of Louis Armstrong
Good Evening Ev'rybody: In Celebration of Louis Armstrong
2008
A Man Called Adam
A Man Called Adam
1h 42min
1966
Paris Blues
Paris Blues
1h 38min
1961
Jazz on a Summer's Day
Jazz on a Summer's Day
1h 25min
1960
The Bing Crosby Special
The Bing Crosby Special
1h
1959
Timex All-Star Jazz Show
Timex All-Star Jazz Show
1h
1957
Music '55
Music '55
0h 30min
1955
Cabin in the Sky
Cabin in the Sky
1h 38min
1943
Pennies From Heaven
Pennies From Heaven
1h 20min
1936

Albums

Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-46)
Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-46)
2009
World on a Swing
World on a Swing
2003
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
1997
Disney Songs the Satchmo Way
Disney Songs the Satchmo Way
1968
Here's Louis Armstrong
Here's Louis Armstrong
1965
What a Wonderful World: The Elizabethtown Concert
What a Wonderful World: The Elizabethtown Concert
1960
Decca Singles 1949-1958
Decca Singles 1949-1958
2016
Legends: Hello Dolly
Legends: Hello Dolly
2012
Rough Guide To Jazz Legends: Louis Armstrong (Reborn and Remastered)
Rough Guide To Jazz Legends: Louis Armstrong (Reborn and Remastered)
2011
Armstrong Box
Armstrong Box
2011
25 Greatest - Hot Fives and Hot Sevens
25 Greatest - Hot Fives and Hot Sevens
2010
Ella & Louis: The Collection
Ella & Louis: The Collection
2009
Legend Lives On
Legend Lives On
2009
Souvenirs
Souvenirs
2009
Intro Collection
Intro Collection
2009
Legends: Louis Armstrong [Decca]
Legends: Louis Armstrong [Decca]
2009
Itineraire d'Un Genie
Itineraire d'Un Genie
2008
Christmas Together with Ella & Louis
Christmas Together with Ella & Louis
2008
Satchmo Live in Sidney 1956
Satchmo Live in Sidney 1956
2008
Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann's Yeast Show/Louis' Home-Recorded Tapes
Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann's Yeast Show/Louis' Home-Recorded Tapes
2008
Intégrale Louis Armstrong, Vol. 5 (1928-1931)
Intégrale Louis Armstrong, Vol. 5 (1928-1931)
2008
Original Hot Five Recordings of Louis Armstrong
Original Hot Five Recordings of Louis Armstrong
2007
In Scandanavia, Vol. 4: 1959-1967
In Scandanavia, Vol. 4: 1959-1967
2007