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Willie "The Lion" Smith

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff
Also Known As:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith
The Lion
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Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist, a master of the "stride" style. Also a ragtime composer. The name Smith was added at age 3, his stepfather's last name. Served as a Buffalo Soldier in France in World War I. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. has real names of 13,791 famous people, 1,732 rappers.
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