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Photo by William P. Gottlieb, c. 1947
|Birth name||William Thomas Strayhorn|
November 29, 1915|
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||May 31, 1967
New York City
|Genres||Jazz, swing, classical|
|Labels||United Artists, Felsted, Mercer|
|Associated acts||Duke Ellington|
William Thomas Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, who collaborated with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington for nearly three decades. His compositions include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge", "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", and "Lush Life".
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Photo by Carl Van Vechten (August 14, 1958)
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