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Roy Eldridge

Roy EldridgeAKA David Roy Eldridge

Born: 30-Jan-1911
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 26-Feb-1989
Location of death: Valley Stream, Long Island, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Swing-era jazz trumpeter

Wife: Viola Lee Fong (m. 24-Jan-1936, d. 1989, one child)
Brother: Joe Eldridge

    NEA Jazz Master 1982
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1985
    Heart Attack 1980

    Ball of Fire (2-Dec-1941)

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