Herman Leonard, Jazz Photographer, Dies at 87

August 17, 2010

By David Walker



Herman Leonard, who shot iconic images of jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and others, died of leukemia August 14 in Los Angeles.  He was 87. Leonard attended Ohio University to study photography in the 1940s, and served in the medical corps during World War II. After finishing college in 1947, he drove to Ottawa and knocked...

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