Duke Ellington



  • Father: James Edward Ellington
  • Mother: Dasy (Kennedy) Ellington


Duke Ellington dropped out of high school during his senior year.

Date And Place Of Birth (Death Age, Date And, How)

Duke Ellington was born on the 29th of April 1899 in Washington D.C.

He died of cancer at the age of 75 on, May 24th of 1974.

Importance and Impact

Duke was a musician and a whole bunch of people knew about him.

Favrote Quote

"You've got to find a way of saying it... without saying it."

Awards and or Recognition

Duke is a well recognised musician by people back in his day

Jobs And Career

After Duke dropped out of high school he worked as a soda jerk, when he had gotten a gig he went to music and he died with that career.


  • Dukes real name is: Edward Kennedy Ellington.
  • Jazz Critics were complementing that his music and Duke would be studied in schools.
  • "Duke" was a nickname that his friends gave him.