- 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.
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.