Ruth Ellington Boatwright
A duchess in her own right
The only sibling of jazz musician "Duke" Ellington, Boatwright served as president of her brother's Tempo Music company since its founding in 1941. Her duties included signing contracts, arranging travel, and keeping Ellington's music copyrighted. After his death in 1974, Boatwright maintained Tempo Music until 1995, when she sold 51% of the company to a New York publisher.
||Ruth Ellington Boatwright (born 1915)
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