Louis Prima Rank
About Louis Prima
Louis Prima was an iconic American jazz trumpeter, singer-songwriter, and bandleader who earned the moniker “King of the Swingers”. He had a long and exciting career spanning over half a century.
He followed the musical trends of the moment, beginning with a seven-piece New Orleans band in the 1920s.
With his brother, he formed his first band when he was twelve years old. He's released several successful albums, including "Breaking It Up," "The Wildest," "Just a Gigolo," and "The King of Clubs."
Aside from his professional music career, he was also an actor who starred in a number of successful films including "The Jungle Book", "Senior Prom", and "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!”.
His parents were Angelina Caravella, and Anthony Prima. He was raised with three siblings called Leon Prima, Elizabeth Prima, and Marguerite Prima. He married five times which includes marriages to Keely Smith, and Gia Maione. He had four children called Louis Prima Jr., Lena Prima, Toni Prima, and Luanne Prima.
- Jesuit High School
- Warren Easton High
- Grammy Awards - "Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus" - winner (1956)
In 2010, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music.
Louis Prima Rank
F.A.Q. about Louis Prima
When is his birthday?
Louis Prima's birthday is on December 7, 1910.
In how many days is his birthday?
Louis' birthday is in 62 days
How old was Louis when he died?
He was 67 years old.
When did he die?
He died in August 24, 1978.
How old would he be today?
Louis Prima would be 111 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Louis from?
He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S..