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Bobby Short Famous memorial

Birth
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death
21 Mar 2005 (aged 80)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
10647996 View Source

Musician, Singer. Born Robert Waltrip Short in Danville, Illinois, he was a self-taught pianist, worked in vaudeville as a child, sang in clubs and on radio in Chicago. By the 1950s, he had matured into a sophisticated singer-pianist and played the most exclusive nightclubs from Los Angeles, New York to Paris. A three-time Grammy nominee, he remained irrevocably devoted to the "great American songbook" and recorded over 40 albums. He also appeared in the movies "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Splash," along with the television miniseries "Roots" and "In The Heat of the Night." As an ambassador of vintage songs, he played the White House for presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. In 2003, he celebrated his 35th anniversary at his piano in the Cafe Carlyle Hotel, New York. He died from leukemia. He was 80.

Musician, Singer. Born Robert Waltrip Short in Danville, Illinois, he was a self-taught pianist, worked in vaudeville as a child, sang in clubs and on radio in Chicago. By the 1950s, he had matured into a sophisticated singer-pianist and played the most exclusive nightclubs from Los Angeles, New York to Paris. A three-time Grammy nominee, he remained irrevocably devoted to the "great American songbook" and recorded over 40 albums. He also appeared in the movies "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Splash," along with the television miniseries "Roots" and "In The Heat of the Night." As an ambassador of vintage songs, he played the White House for presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. In 2003, he celebrated his 35th anniversary at his piano in the Cafe Carlyle Hotel, New York. He died from leukemia. He was 80.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 21 Mar 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10647996
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10647996/bobby-short: accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Short (15 Sep 1924–21 Mar 2005), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10647996, citing Atherton Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated.