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Billy Strayhorn. Photo by Carl Van Vechten, 14 August 1958.

Description: Pianist, Arranger, USA
Known For: Compser of "Take the "A" Train" and "Lush Life".
Instruments: Piano
Music Styles: Classical, mainstream jazz, swing music
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.billystrayhorn.com/
Date Born: 29th November 1915
Location Born: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
Date Died: 31st May 1967
Location Died: New York City, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Cancer of the esophagus
Memorial: His ashes were scattered in the Hudson River by a gathering of his closest friends.
Summary: He had a major influence on the career of Lena Horne, who wanted to marry Strayhorn.
Photo Comments: The photo above is a promotional photograph and is most likely owned by the publisher or photogragher.
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