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Billy Daniels
Original name: William Boone Daniels
Birth: Sep. 12, 1915
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1988
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Singer, Entertainer. Born William Boone Daniels in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the first African American to host a network TV variety program. In 1952, "The Billy Daniels Show" premiered on ABC. He began his career in the 1930s, as the featured vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Band and was the first entertainer to sign a long term contract to appear in Las Vegas. Signed to Mercury Records, his version of "That Old Black Magic" is reputed to have sold in excess of 12 million copies. He later became a Broadway actor, co-starring in "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis, Jr. for 568 performances in 1964 and also appeared with Pearl Bailey in a revival of "Hello, Dolly!" in 1975. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Pierrette Helen "Perri" Daniels (1932 - 2011)*
 
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Burial:
El Camino Memorial Park
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Madonna Lawn Section, Lot 360 D
 
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Record added: Aug 01, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11357
Billy Daniels
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Remembering you today! Thank you for all of the wonderful talent you gave the world, you are truly missed! Bright Blessings, William
- william bondar
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014
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