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 Louis Chauvin

Louis Chauvin

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 26 Mar 1908 (aged 27)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot 16V 1033
Memorial ID 20942947 · View Source
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American Ragtime Musician. He was considered to be the finest ragtime pianist in the Saint Louis, Missouri area at the turn of the 20th century and was part of the ragtime community that congregated at Tom Turpin's Rosebud Cafe. He was born to a Mexican-Native American father and an African-American mother. Over his short lifetime, his only published works were "The Moon is Shining in the Skies" (with Sam Patterson, 1903), "Babe, It's Too Long Off" (words by Elmer Bowman, 1906), and "Heliotroupe Bouquet" (with Scott Joplin, 1907), which was made famous in the movie "The Sting" (1972) starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. He died as a result of neurosyphilitic sclerosis.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Originally Created by: Victoria Cosner Love
  • Added: 14 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20942947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Chauvin (13 Mar 1881–26 Mar 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20942947, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .