Jul. 8, 1914 Pittsburgh Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA
Mar. 8, 1993 Pittsburgh 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
Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Feb 09, 2000
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