Billy Eckstine  American Vocalist

Current Status

Billy Eckstine passed away on 8th Mar 1993 aged 78.

Relationships

Billy Eckstine was in relationships with Carolle Drake (1953 - 1977), Nelson Riddle, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Tadd Dameron, Charlie Parker, Gil Fuller, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, June Eckstine, Gene Ammons, Lena Horne, Earl HInes, Miles Davis, Wardell Gray, Maxine Sullivan, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham and Fats Navarro.

About

Billy Eckstine is a 78 year old American Vocalist. Born William Clarence Eckstein on 8th July, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and educated at Armstrong High School, Washington DC, he is famous for First African-American singing idol in a career that spans 1940s–1990s. 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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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Billy Eckstine78 CancerVocalist
American
Carolle Drake-
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
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 Night Club 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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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 Relationships19
Longest Relationship24 yrs
Shortest Relationship24 yrs
Average Relationship Length1 yr, 3 mths
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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