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Eubie Blake

Eubie BlakeAKA James Hubert Blake

Born: 7-Feb-1883
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 12-Feb-1983
Location of death: Brooklyn, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ragtime jazz pianist

Father: John Sumner Blake (former slave, fought in Civil War, b. 1838, d. 1917)
Mother: Emily Johnson (domestic servant, b. 1861, d. 1927)
Wife: Avis Lee (pianist, m. 1910, d. 1939 tuberculosis, no children)
Wife: Marion Tyler (dancer, m. 27-Dec-1945, d. 1982)

    University: New York University (attended 2.5 years, late 1940s)

    Presidential Medal of Freedom 9-Oct-1981
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983
    Theatre Hall of Fame 1995
    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    Scott Joplin (1977)

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