Which famous people have you outlived?

Eubie Blake

Composer, lyricist, and pianist

Died when: 96 years 5 days (1152 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

 

Eubie Blake

James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983) was an American pianist, lyricist, and composer of ragtime, jazz, and popular music.

In 1921, he and his long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote Shuffle Along, one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans.

Blake's compositions included such hits as "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find a Way", "Memories of You" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry".

The 1978 Broadway musical Eubie! showcased his works.I am watching an old 1979 Johnny Carson episode where Eubie Blake states in his own words he was Born 1883.

I tend to believe the guy whom this is about when it comes out of his mouth...Pretty Damn sure he knows what year he was born.


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