Harry James

Born Mar 15, 1916

Henry Haag “Harry” James was an actor and musician best known as a trumpeter who led a swing band during the Big Band Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born on March 15, 1916.


1983 67 Years Old In 1983, James was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer, but he continued to work, playing his last professional job on June 26, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, just nine days before his death in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Read More
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