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Number of Records Matching Query: 26
 
BEBE DANIELS
 
Date Born: Monday 14 January 1901
 
Description: Actress, singer, USA
 
Summary: One of her earliest roles was that of Dorothy in the oldest known surviving screen version of L. Frank Baum's well-known novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'

CLARK GABLE
 
Date Born: Friday 1 February 1901
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to William Henry "Bill" Gable, an oil-well driller, and Adeline Hershelman, both of German descent.

KOKOMO ARNOLD
 
Date Born: Friday 15 February 1901
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A cousin, John Wiggs, taught him the basics of the guitar. Arnold worked as a farmhand in New York State and a steelworker in Pittsburgh before moving to Chicago in 1929.

KEN G HALL
 
Date Born: Friday 22 February 1901
 
Description: Australian film director

SIDNEY ARODIN
 
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1901
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Clarinetist Sidney Arodin is best remembered to today as the writer of the song Lazy River.

BING CROSBY
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 May 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: His parents were English-American Harry Lincoln Crosby (1870–1950), a bookkeeper, and Irish-American Catherine Helen (affectionately known as Kate) Harrigan (1873–1964), a daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland. In 1962 Crosby was the first person to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

BLIND WILLIE McTELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 May 1901
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A blues festival in McTell's honor is held annually in his birthplace, Thomson, Georgia. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1981.

GARY COOPER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 May 1901
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Cooper was born one of two sons of a farmer turned American lawyer and judge, Charles Henry Cooper, and Alice Cooper.

THE DUKE OF PADUCH
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 May 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Benjamin Francis “Whitey” Ford was a leading country comedian from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s.

JIMMY BLYTHE
 
Date Born: Monday 20 May 1901
 
Description: Pianist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: An influential American jazz and boogie woogie pianist.

FRANK TRUMBAUER
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 May 1901
 
Description: Saxophonist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Led his own bands he got out of music during World War II and made a living other than music.

FREDERICK LOEWE
 
Date Born: Monday 10 June 1901
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Loewe was born in Berlin to Viennese parents Edmond and Rosa Loewe. His father Edmond was a noted Jewish operetta star who traveled considerably.

NELSON EDDY
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 June 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Eddy was "discovered" by Hollywood when he substituted at the last minute for the noted diva, Lotte Lehmann, at a sold-out concert in Los Angeles on February 28, 1933.

RUDY VALLEE
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 July 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Bandleader, USA
 
Summary: Born the son of Charles Alphonse and Catherine Lynch Vallée. Both of his parents were born and raised in Vermont, but their parents were immigrants; the Vallées being of French Canadian origin.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 August 1901
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Armstrong was born the son of William Armstrong (1881–1922), abandoned the family when Louis was an infant. His mother, Mary Albert Armstrong (1886–1942), then left Louis and his younger sister Beatrice Armstrong Collins (1903–1987) in the care of his grandmother, Josephine Armstrong.

VICTOR YOUNG
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1901
 
Description: Composer, arranger, violinist and conductor, USA
 
Summary: He was musical director for many of Bing Crosby's recordings for the American branch of Decca Records.

BERNICE PETKERE
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 August 1901
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: She began performing in vaudeville as a child.

ED SULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 September 1901
 
Description: Television host, USA
 
Summary: In August 1956, Sullivan was injured in an automobile accident that occurred near his country home in Southbury, Connecticut. Sullivan had to take a medical leave from the show and missed the September 8 appearance of Elvis Presley.

LEE COLLINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1901
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Collins was a star trumpeter of old New Orleans who later led many dance bands, Dixieland groups and combos during his 50 year career.

ADELAIDE HALL
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 October 1901
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: She began her career on Broadway in 1921 in the chorus line of the Broadway musical Shuffle Along.

LEW CHILDRE
 
Date Born: Friday 1 November 1901
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: One of the holdovers from the early days of vaudeville shows and one-man bands, Lew Childre managed a successful career during the 1930s and '40s

ETTA MOTEN BARNETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 November 1901
 
Description: Actress, singer, U.S. cultural representative in Africa
 
Summary: On January 31, 1933, Moten became the first black star to perform at the White House.

JESSE STONE
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 November 1901
 
Description: Composer, USA

WALT DISNEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 December 1901
 
Description: Cartoonist, USA
 
Summary: Walt Disney was born to Elias Disney an Irish-Canadian, and his mother, Flora Call Disney, who was of German-American descent.

ANDRE KOSTELANETZ
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 December 1901
 
Description: Conductor and arranger, USA
 
Summary: Orchestra Conductor, Arranger. He escaped Russia after the Revolution in the early 1920s.

MARLENE DIETRICH
 
Date Born: Friday 27 December 1901
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Germany
 
Summary: In 1999 the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.

 
 
 
 

 
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