Age Of Oscar Zeta Acosta biography

Birth Name: Ellis Marsalis Sr.

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader

Place Of Birth: Mississippi

Date Of Birth: April 16, 1908

Date Of Death: September 19, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Ellis Marsalis Sr. was born on the 16th of April, 1908. He was best known for being a Civil Rights Leader. A farmer and civil rights activist who also raised a legendary jazz family.

Ellis Marsalis Sr. was born in Mississippi. He was a welder and built batteries on the home front in WWII. He ran The Marsalis Motel, which accepted guests turned away from whites-only establishments.

Ellis Marsalis Sr. was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

JUMP TO: Ellis Marsalis Sr.’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos and related celebs.


Ellis Marsalis Sr. was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Ellis Marsalis Sr. 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".


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


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

Associated with

Oscar Zeta Acosta

Civil Rights Leader

Esther Cooper Jackson

Civil Rights Leader

Yam Ah Mee

Civil Rights Leader

Personal Life

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

Ellis Marsalis Sr. was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ellis Marsalis Sr.
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Ellis Marsalis Sr. was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Ellis Marsalis Sr. was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Ellis Marsalis Sr. had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Ellis Marsalis Sr.’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

Don’t miss

Who’s the richest Civil Rights Leader in the world?
Who are the richest people in the world?
When is Ellis Marsalis Sr.’s birthday?

Fans also viewed

Harvey Milk

Civil Rights Leader

Claudette Colvin

Civil Rights Leader

Afeni Shakur

Civil Rights Leader

Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. This page is updated often with latest details about Ellis Marsalis Sr.. Bookmark this page and come back often for updates.