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Billy "Mr. B" Eckstine
Original name: William Clarence Eckstine
Birth: Jul. 8, 1914
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1993
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Singer, Actor. Mr. "B" is often considered a ground breaker for black vocalists. He cut a swath through American before Nat "King" Cole came to the scene. He was one of the very first African American matinee idols, singing first with Earl "Fatha" Hines orchestra, then veering off with his own band. He appeared in several musicals for MGM in the late 1940's and early 1950's. 

Cause of death: Cancer
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Record added: Feb 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8396
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