Billy Eckstine

June Eckstine
1914 - 1993

Billy Eckstine  American Vocalist

Age
78
Zodiac

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...

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship24 yrs
Shortest Relationship24 yrs
Average Relationship Length24 yrs
Rumored Relationships18
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 Black
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
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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Billy Eckstine78 CancerVocalist
American
Carolle Drake-
Wardell Gray34 AquariusJazz Musician
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 Aries
Lena Horne92 CancerSinger
American
Earl HInes79 Capricorn
American
Miles Davis65 GeminiTrumpeter
American
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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986 Johnny Barnett Movie
Let's Do It Again1975 Zack Movie
Sanford and Son1972 The Night Club Singer TV Show
Amigos del martes1961 TV Show
Skirts Ahoy!1952 Billy Eckstein Movie
All Star Revue1950 Guest Blues Vocalist TV 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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