Jazz clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw, circa 1940. He was born 100 years ago Sunday. Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty Images hide caption

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Artie Shaw prepares for a concert in London in 1951. John Pratt/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Artie Shaw's ideas were often deemed too modern, and his temperament was ill-suited to the role of star. John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images hide caption

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