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Art Tatum

AKA Arthur Tatum, Jr.

Born: 13-Oct-1909
Birthplace: Toledo, OH
Died: 5-Nov-1956
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Kidney failure
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician, Pianist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Greatest jazz pianist of all time

[1] Queen of Angels Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Father: Arthur Tatum (mechanic)
Brother: Karl
Sister: Arlene
Son: Orlando (b. 1933)
Wife: Ruby Arnold (m. 1-Aug-1935, div. 1955)
Wife: Geraldine Williamson (m. 1955)

    High School: Columbus School for the Blind, Columbus, OH
    University: Toledo School of Music

    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1985
    Grammy 1989 (lifetime achievement)
    Risk Factors: Blindness

    The Fabulous Dorseys (21-Feb-1947) · Himself

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