Don Elliott's Life

This timeline shows events in the life of Don Elliott. Some dates are approximate.

1926-10-21 00:00:00


Don Elliott was born Donald Elliott Helfman in Somerville, NJ.

1933-01-01 00:00:00

Studies Piano

Don Elliott studied piano when he was six years old.

1933-02-01 00:00:00

Father Dies

Don's father, Albert, died in 1933

1935-01-01 00:00:00

Plays Accordian

Don Elliott began playing accordion when he was eight years old.

1937-12-31 00:00:00

Plays Trumpet Professionally

Don Elliott's first professional gig was playing trumpet at a New Year's Eve party. He was 11 years old.

1944-06-20 00:00:00

Graduates High School

Don graduated from Somerville High School in 1944.

1944-09-05 00:00:00

Attends Julliard

Don attended Julliard for only several months.

1945-07-01 00:00:00

Fights in WWII

Don joined the Army Air Corps in March 1945 and was a gunner on a B-29 bomber.

1947-01-20 00:00:00

Attends University of Miami

Don Elliott attended the University of Miami for only several months.

Don Elliott's Life

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