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" (1.67m)
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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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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