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 Billy “Mr. B” Eckstine

Billy “Mr. B” Eckstine

Original Name William Clarence
Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Mar 1993 (aged 78)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 8396 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8396
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy “Mr. B” Eckstine (8 Jul 1914–8 Mar 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8396, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.