Artie Shaw bio

Birth Name: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: May 23, 1910

Date Of Death: December 30, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Artie Shaw was born on the 23rd of May, 1910. He was famous for being a Composer. One of the greatest jazz clarinetists in history. He pioneered Third Stream and even veered into bebop territory before he retired.

Artie Shaw was born in New York City. His first instrument was the saxophone, but he was playing the clarinet by the time he had left home at 16 to tour with a band. He and his big band popularized Cole Porter ‘s ‘Begin the Beguine’ with a legendary and influential recording of the piece in 1938.

Artie Shaw was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Artie Shaw was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Arthur Jacob Arshawsky is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Artie’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Artie Shaw’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Artie Shaw’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Artie Shaw kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Artie Shaw was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky
NICKNAME: King of the Clarinet
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Artie Shaw was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Artie Shaw was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Artie Shaw had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Artie Shaw’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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