March 1, 1914|
September 15, 1998 (aged 84)|
Early life[change | change source]
Deems was born in Springfield, Illinois on March 1, 1914.
Career[change | change source]
He was probably best known for his work with jazz musicians Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong (he performed as part of Armstrong's band in the 1956 musical High Society), Red Norvo, and Muggsy Spanier.