Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner bio

Birth Name: Erroll Louise Garner

Occupation: Pianist

Place Of Birth: Pittsburgh

Date Of Birth: June 15, 1923

Date Of Death: January 2, 1977

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Erroll Garner was born on the 15th of June, 1923. He was popular for being a Pianist. Jazz artist known for his 1955 ballad Misty, which became a jazz standard and had lyrics added by Johnny Burke .

Erroll Garner was born in Pittsburgh. He taught himself to play piano and never learned to read music. He first appeared on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh with the Candy Kids when he was seven. He was so short, coming in at 5’2″, that he had to sit on several telephone directories when he was performing.

Erroll Garner was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Erroll Garner was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Erroll Louise Garner 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".


Erroll’s Erroll Louise Garner attended George Westinghouse High School.


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

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Personal Life

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

Erroll Garner was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Erroll Louise Garner



Zodiac Sign: Erroll Garner 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: Erroll Garner was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Erroll Garner 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.

Erroll Garner’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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