|Birthname||William Thomas Strayhorn|
|born on||29 November 1915 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )|
|Place||Dayton, Ohio, 39n46, 84w12|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||06°07' 00°22 Asc. 07°13'|
American jazz musician, composer and arranger, pianist and lyricist.
He composed and arranged for the Duke Ellington Orchestra for almost 30 years, 1939-1967, with such hits as "Take the A Train" and "Satin Doll." In 1950 the group toured Europe. Later, Strayhorn cut a record of his own performance in "Cue for Sax," on a Master Jazz label. Openly gay, and an alcoholic.
He died of cancer 5/31/1967, New York City.
- business associate/partner relationship with Ellington, Duke (born 29 April 1899)
- Social : Joined group 1939 (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1950 (Group toured Europe)
B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford 6/1996
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
- Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Almost 30 years with band)
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyricist)