As a teenager, Stone worked in the French Financial Exchange. He then went into the Army and served in Vietnam from June 1965 to 1968.His 1991 film JFK led to Congress passing the Assassination Materials Disclosure Act of 1992, which ended the secrecy surrounding John F. Kennedy‘s assassination.
Armstrong was called The Father of Jazz who replaced the Beatles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Hello, Dolly!" when he was 63 years old, the oldest person at that time to hit the #1 ranking. As the grandson of slaves, he worked as a paperboy and sold food he salvaged to restaurants.
Bunk Johnson, considered one of the best trumpeters of the early 1900s, taught Louis Armstrong how to play by ear at the age eleven when he had dropped out of school.