Bobby Short

Bobby Short
1924 - 2005

Bobby Short  American Musician


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Bobby Short was in a relationship with Gloria Vanderbilt.


American Musician Bobby Short was born Robert Waltrip Short on 15th September, 1924 in Danville, Illinois, USA and passed away on 21st Mar 2005 New York City, New York, USA aged 80. He is most remembered for Swing, traditional pop, vocal jazz. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Bobby Short is a member of the following lists: Atlantic Records artists, American male singers and 2005 deaths.


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First Name Bobby
Last Name Short
Full Name at Birth Robert Waltrip Short
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th September, 1924
Birthplace Danville, Illinois, USA
Died 21st March, 2005
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Leukemia
Buried Atherton Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
Occupation Text Vocalist, Pianist, Actor
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Swing, traditional pop, vocal jazz
Music Genre (Text) Swing, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Music Genre Vocal, Piano
Music Style Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Jazz Blues, Cabaret, Traditional Pop, Show Tunes, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen
Music Mood Elegant, Sophisticated, Cheerful, Carefree, Happy, Poignant, Refined/Mannered, Stylish
Instrument Piano, Vocals
Record Label Atlantic Records
Official Websites
Friend Ava Gardner

Robert Waltrip Short (September 15, 1924 – March 21, 2005) was an American cabaret singer and pianist, best known for his interpretations of songs by popular composers of the first half of the 20th century such as Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Richard A. Whiting, Vernon Duke, Noël Coward and George and Ira Gershwin.

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Bobby Short80 VirgoMusician
Gloria Vanderbilt95 PiscesDesigner


Man of the Century1999ChesterMovie
Frasier1993WarrenTV Show
Blue Ice1992BuddyMovie
In the Heat of the Night1988Ches CollinsTV Show
American Masters1985NarratorTV Show
Paper Dolls1984TV Show
A Night on the Town1983TV Movie
Bobby Short at the Cafe Carlyle1979PerformerMovie
The Love Boat1977Bobby ShortTV Show
Call Me Mister1951Specialty Singer (uncredited)Movie




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