About this star

  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 25 Jul 2010
  • Address:
    1699 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 804th
    Monthly Average: 794th
  • Notes: Selected for 2011 posthumously, 2,413th Star

Louis Prima

Previous stretch: Constance Talmadge


Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the late 1920s, then leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s, a Vegas lounge act in the 1950s, and a pop-rock band in the 1960s.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Louis Prima
  • Also known as: The King of the Swing
  • Born: December 7, 1910 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Died: August 24, 1978 (aged 67) New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Genres: Jazz Swing Traditional pop
  • Occupation(s): Singer, entertainer, trumpeter, bandleader
  • Instruments: Vocals, trumpet
  • Years active: 1936–1975
  • Associated acts: Gia Maione, Keely Smith, Sam Butera (and the Witnesses)
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Louis Prima at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

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Dancing With the Stars kicked off its second week on Monday, and there was already a score of injured stars trying to push through the pain to deliver on the dance floor. Property Brothers star Drew Scott was the first to dance, alongside partner Emma Slater, with a quickstep set ...

Video: Louis Prima, Jr. & The Witnesses Perform Jump, Jive An’ Wail On Access Hollywood Live!
Access HW Music, 2012-12-14 21:08:11
Louis Prima, Jr. & The Witnesses featuring Sarah Spiegel visit Access Hollywood Live to liven things up with their rendition of Louis’ father’s classic song, “Jump, Jive an’ Wail.” Their debut album, “Return to the Wildest,” is in stores now.

Louis Prima gets posthumous Hollywood star (AP)
Yahoo Entertainment, 2010-07-26 05:11:08
AP - 'King of Swing' Louis Prima has received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a centennial celebration that included dancing in the street to his big-band sounds.

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