Bobby Short

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Birthday
15, 1924
Birthplace
Danville, IL
Death Date
Mar 21, 2005 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1924
Birthplace
Danville, IL
Death Date
Mar 21, 2005 (80)

About

Cabaret singer known for interpreting Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Vernon Duke, Noel Coward, and the Gershwin brothers.

Before Fame

He was discovered at age 11 and offered a job in vaudeville.

Trivia

He could usually be found at the posh Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where he was the artist-in-residence for the better part of 40 years.

Family Life

His father was a coal miner and his mother was a homemaker. His school classmate was Dick Van Dyke.

Associated With

He sang the theme song for the 1972 film Savages, which was directed by James Ivory.