He was one of the greatest American composer and bandleader and leader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until 1974.*
One of his songs was Sophisticated Lady introduced as an instrumental in 1933. Words to the song were added later. * This doll was named after that song. She was created by the Franklin Mint. There was supposed to be a second doll in the series called Mood Indigo, but she never was produced.
* info from wikipedia