Did Leonard Chess died in his car?
Cadillac Records is Hollywood’s version of the Chess Records story. Founded by Leonard Chess (played by Adrian Brody), it became the signature home of the Chicago blues, rhythm & blues, and early rock & roll. Its artist roster included Etta James, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, and dozens of others.
Personal life and legacy. In 1941, he married Revetta Sloan who was also Jewish; they had three children: son Marshall, daughter Pam, and another son Kevin. On October 16, 1969, a few months after selling his namesake label to General Recorded Tape , Leonard Chess died of a heart attack.
On October 16, 1969, a few months after selling his namesake label to General Recorded Tape , Leonard Chess died of a heart attack.
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Although her father has never been identified, James speculated that she was the daughter of pool player Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, whom she met briefly in 1987. James referred to her mother as “the Mystery Lady”.
Leonard died of a heart attack in 1969. In 2008, Shiloh Fernandez played Phil in the movie “Cadillac Records,” which also featured Adrien Brody as Leonard and Beyonce as Etta James. Leonard Chess was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and both brothers are in the Blues Hall of Fame.
When GRT made an offer of $6.5 million for all of the label’s properties, they accepted. Less than a year after selling their label, Leonard Chess was dead. Just 52 years old, the elder brother had died of a heart attack in his car less than two blocks from the Chess headquarters.