73 Facts About Lou Williams

1. In 1981, Mary Lou Williams died of bladder cancer in Durham, North Carolina at the age of 71.

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2. In 1952, Lou Williams accepted an offer to perform in England and ended up staying in Europe for two years.

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3. Lou Williams accepted a job at the Cafe Society Downtown, started a weekly radio show called Mary Lou Williams's Piano Workshop on WNEW and began mentoring and collaborating with younger bebop musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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4. Lou Williams joined the band in New York City, then traveled to Baltimore, where she and Baker were married.

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5. Lou Williams was the arranger and pianist for recordings in Kansas City Chicago (1930), and New York City (1930).

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6. Lou Williams joined her husband in Oklahoma City but did not play with the band.

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7. In 1929, 19-year-old Lou Williams assumed leadership of the Memphis band when her husband accepted an invitation to join Andy Kirk's band in Oklahoma City.

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8. Lou Williams finds Montrezl Harrell with a nice bounce pass for the two-handed dunk in traffic.

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9. Lou Williams fires pass to cutting Tobias Harris for easy slam dunk.

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10. Lou Williams fires a nice bounce pass into the paint for Johnathan Motley who attacks the rim with a two-handed slam.

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11. Lou Williams arrived a half-hour before tipoff but had a triple-double in the win.

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12. In 1952 Lou Williams began a two-year tour of England and France.

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13. Lou Williams was one of the few well-known instrumentalists of the swing era.

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14. Lou Williams became a full-time member of Kirk's Clouds of Joy in 1930, and she was the band's star soloist, composer, and arranger.

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15. In 1952 Lou Williams accepted an offer to perform in England and ended up staying in Europe for two years.

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16. Lou Williams accepted a regular gig at the Cafe Society Downtown, started a weekly radio show called "Mary Lou Williams's Piano Workshop" on WNEW, and began mentoring and collaborating with many younger bebop musicians, most notably Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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17. Lou Williams joined the band in New York, and then traveled to Baltimore, where she and Baker were married.

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18. Lou Williams eventually joined her husband in Oklahoma City but did not play with the band.

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19. Lou Williams continued to play various venues in New York until 1927, when she married John Williams and moved with him to Memphis, Tennessee.

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20. Lou Williams met her future husband, saxophonist and clarinetist John Williams, at a performance in Cleveland where he was leading his group, the Syncopators.

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21. Lou Williams was born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs on May 8, 1910, in Atlanta, Georgia, although she often used two different stepfathers' surnames, Burley and Winn.

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22. In 1954, Lou Williams stormed off the stage in the middle of a big Paris concert, and began a three-year self-imposed exile from music.

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23. In 1945, Lou Williams composed the Zodiac Suite, a 12-movement work based on an astrological theme.

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24. Lou Williams was born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs on May 8, 1910, in Atlanta, one of eight children.

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25. Lou Williams made an important recording in 1970 titled The History of Jazz.

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26. Around this time Lou Williams began hosting her own radio show, the Mary Lou Williams Piano Workshop, but she was beginning to weary of the musician's lifestyle.

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27. In 1943, Lou Williams began a regular engagement at the Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, New York City's first racially integrated jazz club.

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28. Lou Williams left Pittsburgh's Westinghouse High School in 1926 at the age of 16 and joined the Seymour and Jeanette Show, another popular black vaudeville act.

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29. Lou Williams was 71 when she succumbed to bladder cancer in Durham, North Carolina, on May 28, 1981.

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30. Lou Williams founded her own label, Mary Records, which was the first to be started by a woman.

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31. Lou Williams died on May 28, 1981, at age 71, in Durham, North Carolina.

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32. Lou Williams is the subject of a song by Canadian rapper Drake called "6 Man" on Drake's mixtape "If You're Reading This It's Too Late".

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33. Lou Williams is a close friend of Bow Wow and was seen socializing with him at his house on an episode of MTV Cribs.

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34. Lou Williams has one brother, Taurus Stinnett, and one sister, Shaun Haynes.

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35. Lou Williams was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the second time in his career.

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36. Lou Williams finished with 35 points to lead a dominant bench effort for the Clippers.

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37. Lou Williams became the first Lakers player to score at least 38 points in successive games since Kobe Bryant in March 2013.

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38. Lou Williams made his debut on November 20, 2013, scoring 6 points off the bench.

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39. Lou Williams was then named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2015 and 2018.

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40. Lou Williams was selected out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 45th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft.

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41. Lou Williams was born on May 10, 1910, in Atlanta, Georgia, as Mary Elfreda Winn.

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42. Lou Williams came off the bench on Thursday and scored 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting with a 3-pointer, three rebounds and two assists.

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43. Lou Williams had another big game against the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 23 points off the bench and making several big plays in the fourth quarter to help the Clippers to their third straight win.

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44. Lou Williams paced the Clippers in scoring on the night and delivered a particularly clutch three.

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45. Lou Williams entered into eternal rest Friday, November 9, 2018 at Magnolia Manor She was born in Greenwood County December 2, 1940 a daughter of Booker T Marshall and Janie Lou Simmons Marshall.

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46. Los Angeles Clippers' Lou Williams wears a T-shirt bearing the names of the 12 victims killed in Wednesday night's shooting at a country bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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47. Lou Williams drives the lane and throws up an off-balance shot while getting fouled to tie the Warriors in overtime, leading to a Clippers' win.

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48. Lou Williams logged 33 minutes and was able to produce 12 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on Saturday.

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49. Lou Williams makes last-second shot to help Clippers defeat Bucks in overtime.

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50. Lou Williams makes last-second shot to help Clippers defeat the Bucks in overtime.

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51. Lou Williams scored 20 point on 8-of-22 shooting with seven assists and three rebounds against the Blazers on Thursday.

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52. Lou Williams scored 23 of his game-high 28 points referee Sean Corbin called goaltending on Magic rookie Mo Bamba.

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53. Lou Williams scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the se….

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54. Lou Williams had seven of her points in the opening three minutes "The three players that I expect the most from—Lou, Pheesa and Crystal—were completely in charge of what was going on.

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55. Lou Williams scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half.

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56. In December 2011, Lou Williams claimed his NBA recognition saved him from an armed robbery attempt in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk.

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57. Lou Williams has recorded several rap tracks and was featured on Meek Mill's single "I Want It All.

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58. On February 23, 2017, Lou Williams was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Corey Brewer and a 2017 first-round draft pick.

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59. On July 9, 2015, Lou Williams signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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60. On June 30, 2014, Lou Williams was traded, along with the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for John Salmons and 2015 second round pick.

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61. On December 14, 2013, Lou Williams scored a season high of 27 points.

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62. On July 12, 2012, Lou Williams signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

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63. At the end of that season, Lou Williams became a restricted free agent and signed a five-year deal worth $25 million to remain with Philadelphia.

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64. Lou Williams played sparingly as a rookie, averaging 1.9 points and.

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65. Lou Williams finished his career as the second all-time leading scorer in Georgia high school basketball history.

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66. At the end of his senior year, Lou Williams was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year and a McDonald's All-American as well as a first-team Parade All-American.

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67. Lou Williams spent seven seasons with Philadelphia before signing with the Atlanta Hawks in 2012, playing two seasons there before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2014.

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68. Lou Williams tried to keep LA alive with some fourth quarter heroics, but the hole was too big to climb out of a second time.

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69. Lou Williams dropped 26 points on 9-of-19 shooting with two triples, a rebounds, two assists and a steal against the Sixers on Thursday.

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70. Lou Williams becomes third player in NBA history to score 10,000 bench points.

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71. Lou Williams scored 26 points for the Clippers, and Danilo Gallinari had 25.

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72. Lou Williams scored 26 points off the bench for the Clippers, and Danilo Gallinari had 25 points and eight rebounds.

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73. Lou Williams led all Clippers with 26 points across his 24 minutes on the court Thursday.

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