Calloway, Cab

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Calloway, Cab Gender: M
Calloway, Cabell III
born on 25 December 1907 at 23:58 (= 11:58 PM )
Place Rochester, New York, 43n09, 77w37
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°16' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 13°25 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°20'

Cab Calloway


American bandleader, singer and composer, known for his great "Minnie the Moocher." He was also an author, dancer and actor, a performer for more than six decades in nightclubs, Broadway and films. During the roaring 20s he played in Harlem's famed Cotton Club, coming to epitomize the hot Jazz Age. Always the last word in hip, Calloway became known as "King of the Hi De Ho," even publishing a "Hepster's Dictionary."

The second of six kids born to an attorney and his wife, he taught himself to play the drums and soon was flashing his own flamboyant style in clubs.

Married twice, Calloway had five kids. He died the late evening of 11/18/1994, Wilmington, DE, after suffering a stroke on 6/12/1994.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bailey, Pearl (born 29 March 1918). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Jolson, Al (born 7 June 1886)
  • associate relationship with Webster, Ben (born 27 March 1909)


  • Death by Disease 18 November 1994 at 12:00 noon in Hockessin, DE (Complications from a stroke, age 86)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Negro Digest, Volume 3" (Negro Digest Publishing Co., 1944), p. 208: "Born two minutes before midnight on Christmas in 1907, it is inaccurately reported that Cab sang jive duets with Santa Claus and his reindeer as the stork and Kris Kringle dashed side by side over the rooftops of Rochester, New York."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Died from the complications of the stroke)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer, bandleader)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Drums)