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Eddy Duchin

Musician
Male
Died Feb 9, 1951
Death Place Manhattan, New York

Eddy Duchin was an American popular pianist and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s, famous for his engaging onstage personality, his elegant piano style, and his fight against leukemia.

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CHILDHOOD

1909 Birth Edwin Frank Duchin was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Bessarabian Jewish immigrants. Sources are divided as to whether his birth occurred on 1 April 1909 or 10 April 1910.

TWENTIES

1932 23 Years Old He first became a pharmacist before turning full-time to music and beginning his new career with Leo Reisman's orchestra at the Central Park Casino in New York, an elegant nightclub where he became hugely popular in his own right and eventually became the Reisman orchestra's leader by 1932. … Read More
1938 29 Years Old Duchin's 1938 release of the Louis Armstrong song "Ol' Man Mose" (Brunswick Records 8155) with vocal by Patricia Norman caused a minor scandal at the time with the lyric "bucket" being heard as "fuck it." … Read More

FORTIES

1949 40 Years Old After his discharge from the military, Duchin was unable to reclaim his former stardom in spite of a stab at a new radio show in 1949.
1951 42 Years Old On February 9, 1951, Eddy Duchin died at age 41 in New York City of acute myelogenous leukemia. … Read More
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