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Herman Leonard, 1923-2010


Herman Leonard, a photographer who created some of the most famous images of such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and others, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Mr. Leonard, 87, lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina struck and destroyed much of his collection.

He was born and raised in Allentown, Pa [and] attended Ohio University in Athens, which offered a degree in photography.

Fundraising in 2005

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