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Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke
Birth: Mar. 10, 1903
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1931
Sunnyside
Queens County
New York, USA

Jazz Musician. With the bands of Frankie Trumbauer, Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman, he created new cornet sounds. He also wrote a few piano pieces. A 1950 film called "Young Man with a Horn" was loosley based on Bix. It starred Kirk Douglas, Lauren Becall, Doris Day and Hoagy Carmichael. The trumpet work was dubbed by Harry James. A memorial stands for him in Le Claire Park in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. 
 
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 Parents:
  Bismark Herman Beiderbecke (1868 - 1940)
  Agatha Jane Hilton Beiderbecke (1870 - 1952)
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Burnette Beiderbecke (1895 - 1972)*
  Leon Bismarck Beiderbecke (1903 - 1931)
 
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Cause of death: Lobar Pneumonia brought on by alcoholism
 
Burial:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 17, Lot 60
GPS (lat/lon): 41.54662, -90.54788
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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