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Number of Records Matching Query: 23
Red Allen
Date Born: Sunday 7 January 1906
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: A jazz trumpeter whose style has been claimed to be the first to fully incorporate the innovations of Louis Armstrong.

Roosevelt Sykes
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1906
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: His first release was "'44' Blues" which became a blues classic and his trademark. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1999.

Gale Gordon
Date Born: Friday 2 February 1906
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The son of British actress Gloria Gordon and her vaudevillian husband Charles Aldrich.

Arkansas Woodchopper
Date Born: Friday 2 March 1906
Description: Vocalist, Violinist, USA
Summary: He learned to play guitar and fiddle, and his first job in music was performing on radio in Kansas City on KMBC in 1928.

Barney Bigard
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1906
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Band Leader, Composer, Conductor
Summary: Barney Bigard, was an American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist, though primarily known for the clarinet. Bigard was born in New Orleans to a family of Creoles of Color and studied music and clarinet with Lorenzo Tio. He moved to Chicago in the early 1920s, where he worked with Joe "King" Oliver and others.

Lou Costello
Date Born: Tuesday 6 March 1906
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Born to an Italian father and a mother of French and Irish descent. A gifted athlete, he excelled in basketball and reportedly was once the New Jersey State Foul Shot champion.

Buddy Starcher
Date Born: Friday 16 March 1906
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Starcher first learned to play banjo but later became an outstanding guitarist. In 1928, he was probably the first hillbilly artist to appear on radio in the Baltimore area.

Ozzie Nelson
Date Born: Tuesday 20 March 1906
Description: Band leader, USA
Summary: An American entertainer and band leader who originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet radio and television series with his wife and two sons.

Pee Wee Russell
Date Born: Tuesday 27 March 1906
Description: Saxophonist, US
Summary: Russell began playing clarinet in Maskogee,Oklahoma,later cut his first disc with Red Nichols in 1929.

Fud Livingston
Date Born: Tuesday 10 April 1906
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophonist, USA
Summary: His stint with Whiteman, which lasted from 1930 to 1933, was mainly as an arranger, though he played occasionally. YOUTUBE: Personnel: Red Nichols - cornet Miff Mole - trombone Fud Livingston - clarinet Arthur Schutt - piano Vic Berton - Drums

Bud Freeman
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1906
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: U.S. jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet.

Eddie Albert
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1906
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Albert was born in 1906 in Illinois. His year of birth sometimes shown as 1908, this is incorrect. While many Hollywood figures have often given years of birth later than their true ones. The motivation in this case was that Albert's parents were unmarried when Albert was born but had married by 1908.

Josephine Baker
Date Born: Sunday 3 June 1906
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, USA
Summary: Baker was born the daughter of Carrie McDonald. Baker's true background is unknown.

John Huston
Date Born: Sunday 5 August 1906
Description: Actor, Film Director, USA
Summary: The son of Canadian born actor, Walter Huston, and Rhea Gore, a sports reporter, he was of Scots-Irish descent on his father's side, his ancestral surname was Houston[, and English and Welsh on his mother's.

Joan Blondell
Date Born: Thursday 30 August 1906
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Blondell was seen in featured roles in two films released shortly before her death from leukemia, Grease (1978) and the remake of The Champ (1979).

Victoria Spivey
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1906
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: In March 1962, Bob Dylan contributed harmonica and back-up vocals, accompanying Victoria Spivey and Big Joe Williams on a recording for Spivey Records.

Johnny Moore
Date Born: Saturday 20 October 1906
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers were a successful and influential African-American vocal and instrumental group in the 1940s and 1950s.

Muggsy Spanier
Date Born: Friday 9 November 1906
Description: Cornetist, USA
Summary: Formed own band ’Muggsy Spaniers Ragtime Band’.

Bukka White
Date Born: Monday 12 November 1906
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He first recorded for the Victor Records label in 1930.

Louise Brooks
Date Born: Wednesday 14 November 1906
Description: American dancer and actress, USA
Summary: Mary Louise Brooks, generally known by her stage name Louise Brooks, was an American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut.

Agnes Moorehead
Date Born: Thursday 6 December 1906
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: During the 1940s and 1950s, Moorehead was one of the most in demand actresses for radio dramas, especially on the CBS show Suspense.

Harold Adamson
Date Born: Monday 10 December 1906
Description: Composer. USA
Summary: He was nominated for five Academy Award Nominations for lyrics to several original movie scores.

Franz Waxman
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1906
Description: Musician, Composer, German, American
Summary: Waxman was born Franz Wachsmann in Königshütte (Chorzów) in the German Empire's Prussian Province of Silesia.

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