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Marty Napoleon, Pianist for Louis Armstrong, Dies at 93

Also played with Chico Marx, Buddy Rich and others

Marty Napoleon
Marty Napoleon with Louis Armstrong

Pianist Marty Napoleon, who accompanied Louis Armstrong for nearly 20 years, died April 27 in Glen Cove, N.Y. He was 93; the cause of death was not reported. Napoleon was still performing until recently.

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