Death of Cab Calloway

December 25, 1907 - November 18, 1994
Hockessin, Delaware | Age 86

High Prince of Hi-De-Ho, dead at 86
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Fans knew Cab Calloway as the scat-singing hep cat, the hi-de-hi-de-hi'ing bandleader whose career spanned six decades and ranged from Harlem to Hollywood.

Josh Langsam knew him as the grandfather whose smile could stretch a mile wide.

"He was always cheerful and he was a great family person," Calloway's 13- year-old grandson said Saturday.

Calloway, who suffered a severe stroke on June 12 at his home in White Plains, N.Y., died Friday in Cokesbury Village, a...

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