Duke and the Silver Screen: Kevin Whitehead explores Duke Ellington’s cinematic legacy Duke Ellington and the movies grew up roughly at the same time. Edward Kennedy Ellington was born in Washington, D.C.,… This content is available to subscribers only. To continue reading, please login or start a FREE 14-Day Digital Subscription. Bundle your subscription with our award-winning print magazine here. Join Our Email Newsletter Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox. Sign Up Now!