Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life

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Billy Strayhorn played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra. This special examines his life and the pioneering efforts he made in the music world. Although he is not one of the best known composers, he made a big ...more

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Billy Strayhorn played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra. This special examines his life and the pioneering efforts he made in the music world. Although he is not one of the best known composers, he made a big contribution to his field. The special also examines his personal life including the fact that he was openly gay and active in the civil rights movement before it became popular.

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