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Cab Calloway
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    (December 25, 1907-November 17, 1994)
    Birth Name is Cabell Calloway III
    Raised in Baltimore
    Leader of the Cab Calloway Band
    Wrote and performed the songs 'Minnie the Moocher,' 'Jumping Jive' and many others
    Acted in 'The Blues Brothers,' 'The Cincinnati Kid,' 'Stormy Weather' and many musicals in the 30's and 40's
    Appeared in Janet Jackson's 'Alright' video
    He left law school to pursue music.
    His trademarks were a white tuxedo and the phrase 'Hi-de-ho.'
    He conked his hair.
    He spoke in jive.
    'The man in the zoot suit with the reet pleats' was what some people called him in the 30's and 40's.
    He was the leader of the band at the Cotton Club.
    He made a comeback in the 80's thanks to the 'Blues Brothers,' 'Sesame Street' and Janet Jackson.
    He was in the original Broadway and London casts of 'Porgy and Bess.'
    He was a multiple-threat.
    He popularized the look and attitude of big band music.
    He was parodied in many 'Looney Tunes' and by comedians.
    'Blues Brothers 2000' is dedicated in his memory (along with John Belushi and John Candy).

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