Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine
1914 - 1993

Billy Eckstine  American Vocalist

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Billy Eckstine was previously married to Carolle Drake and June Eckstine (1942 - 1952).

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

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

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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 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and educated at St. Paul Normal and Industrial School, Billy Eckstine is most remembered for First African-American singing idol in a career that spanned 1939–1990. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Billy Eckstine is a member of the following lists: American male singers, 1993 deaths and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Dating1 - - -
Married2 24 years 17 years 10 years
Encounter15 - - -
Total18 24 years 1 year, 10 months 10 years

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
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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, 1939–1990
Music Style Jazz
Music Mood Elegant
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Guitar
Associated Acts Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Vasquez
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 Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer and a bandleader during the swing era. He was noted for his rich, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. His recording of "I Apologize" (MGM, 1948) was given the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. The New York Times described him as an "influential band leader" whose "suave bass-baritone" and "full-throated, sugary approach to popular songs inspired singers like Earl Coleman, Johnny Hartman, Joe Williams, Arthur Prysock and Lou Rawls."

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NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Billy Eckstine78 CancerVocalist
American
Carolle Drake-
Lena Horne92 CancerSinger
American
June Eckstine-Singer
American
Miles Davis65 GeminiTrumpeter
American
Wardell Gray34 AquariusJazz Musician
American
Maxine Sullivan75 TaurusVocalist
American
Dizzy Gillespie75 LibraMusician
American
Kenny Dorham48 VirgoComposer
American
Fats Navarro26 LibraJazz Musician
American
Nelson Riddle64 GeminiComposer
American
Art Blakey71 LibraDrummer
American
Dexter Gordon67 PiscesActor
Tadd Dameron48 PiscesComposer
American
Count Basie79 LeoComposer
American
Gil Fuller74 AriesComposer
American
Sarah Vaughan65 GeminiVocalist
American
Gene Ammons49 AriesSaxophone
American
Earl HInes79 CapricornJazz 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
Hollywood on Television1949Guest (1949)TV Show
The Ed Sullivan Show1948SingerTV 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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