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 Bix Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke

Original Name Leon Bismarck
Birth
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Death 6 Aug 1931 (aged 28)
Sunnyside, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section 17, Lot 60
Memorial ID 73 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bix Beiderbecke (10 Mar 1903–6 Aug 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73, citing Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .