Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine
1914 - 1993

Billy Eckstine  American Vocalist

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Relationships

Billy Eckstine was previously married to Carolle Drake and June Eckstine.

Billy Eckstine was in a relationship with Lena Horne (1944).

Billy Eckstine had encounters with Gil Fuller, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Gene Ammons, Earl HInes, Miles Davis, Wardell Gray, Maxine Sullivan, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro, Nelson Riddle, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Tadd Dameron and Charlie Parker.

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American Vocalist Billy Eckstine passed away on 8th Mar 1993 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA aged 78. Born William Clarence Eckstein on 8th July, 1914 (Cancer) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and educated at St. Paul Normal and Industrial School, Billy Eckstine is most remembered for First African-American singing idol. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Billy Eckstine is a member of the following lists: Las Vegas entertainers, Singers from Pennsylvania and 20th-century American singers.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Married2 24 years 12 years -
Dating1 - - -
Encounter16 - - -
Total19 24 years 1 year, 3 months -

Details

First Name Billy
Middle Name Clarence
Last Name Eckstine
Full Name at Birth William Clarence Eckstein
Alternative Name Mr. B
Age 78 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th July, 1914
Birthplace Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 8th March, 1993
Place of Death Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Bisexual
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School Armstrong High School, Washington DC, St. Paul Normal and Industrial School
University Howard University, DC
Occupation Text Singer, Actor, Bandleader
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame First African-American singing idol
Music Genre (Text) Jazz
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1940s–1990s
Music Style Jazz
Music Mood Elegant
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Guitar
Associated Acts Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan
Brand Endorsement Magazine advertisement for Jeris antiseptic hair tonic (1951)
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/912/000047771/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8396

William Clarence "Billy" Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American singer with a rich, resonant, almost operatic baritone voice and a bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" (MGM, 1948) was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Billy Eckstine78 CancerVocalist
American
Carolle Drake-
Lena Horne92 CancerSinger
American
Maxine Sullivan75 TaurusVocalist
American
Dizzy Gillespie75 LibraMusician
American
Kenny Dorham48 Virgo
Fats Navarro26 Libra
Nelson Riddle64 GeminiComposer
American
Art Blakey71 Libra
American
Dexter Gordon67 PiscesActor
Tadd Dameron48 Pisces
Charlie Parker34 VirgoSaxophone
American
Gil Fuller74 Aries
Count Basie79 LeoComposer
American
Sarah Vaughan65 GeminiVocalist
American
June Eckstine-Singer
American
Gene Ammons49 AriesSaxophone
American
Earl HInes79 Capricorn
American
Miles Davis65 GeminiTrumpeter
American
Wardell Gray34 AquariusJazz Musician
American
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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986Johnny BarnettMovie
Let's Do It Again1975ZackMovie
Sanford and Son1972The Nightclub SingerTV Show
Amigos del martes1961TV Show
Skirts Ahoy!1952Billy EcksteinMovie
All Star Revue1950Guest Blues VocalistTV Show

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ana``Apr 13, 2009

I LOVED ALL THE SONGS YOU SANG,AND STILL DO,LISTEN TO THEM ALL THE TIME,BRINGS ME BACK TO VERY SPECIAL MEMORIES...GOD BLESS...


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