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Irving Mills

Irving MillsBorn: 16-Jan-1894
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 21-Apr-1985
Location of death: Palm Springs, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Songwriter, music scout, raconteur

Songwriter and music scout, signed Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. Mills is highly important in the history of jazz music because of his willingness to handle black music. While Mills is mostly remembered for his business abilities, he more than dabbled in songwriting -- included among his works is the hit It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing.

Father: (b. Odessa, d. circa 1905)
Mother: (b. Odessa)
Brother: Jack (b. Odessa, two years older)

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