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Louis Prima

Born: 7-Dec-1910
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Died: 24-Aug-1978
Location of death: New Orleans, LA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: King of the Swingers

Father: Anthony Prima
Mother: Angelina
Brother: Leon Prima (older)
Sister: Elizabeth Prima (younger)
Wife: Louise Polizzi (m. 25-Jun-1929, div. 1936, one child)
Wife: Alma Ross (m. 1930s, div.)
Wife: Tracelene Barrett (m. 17-Jun-1948, div., one child)
Wife: Keely Smith (singer, m. 13-Jul-1953, div. 1961, two children)
Wife: Gia Maione (singer, m. 1962, until his death, two children)
Daughter: Lena Prima

    High School: Jesuit High School

    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1993)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1617 Vine St. (2010)
    Brain Surgery Mount Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (Oct-1975)
    Coma (for 3 years prior to death)
    Sicilian Ancestry

    Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (2-Feb-1975)
    The Jungle Book (18-Oct-1967) [VOICE]
    Twist All Night (12-Dec-1961)
    Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (5-Aug-1959) · Himself
    Senior Prom (Dec-1958) · Himself
    Rose of Washington Square (5-May-1939) · Band Leader
    Start Cheering (3-Mar-1938) · Himself
    You Can't Have Everything (3-Aug-1937)

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