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Billy Eckstine (1914–1993)

Billy Eckstine was born on July 8, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William Clarence Eckstein. He was married to Carolle Drake and June Harris. He died on March 8, 1993 in Pittsburgh. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2013 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nipple Confusion (2013) ... (performer: "You're Driving Me Crazy" - uncredited)
 2006 Fido (performer: "I've Got a Date with Rhythm") / (writer: "I've Got a Date with Rhythm")
 1999 Woman Wanted (performer: "Everything I Have Is Yours")
 1998 Eros and Psyche (writer: "Stormy Monday Blues")
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Stand-In (1975) ... ("Jelly Jelly", uncredited)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy! (performer: "Hold Me Close to You" - uncredited)
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Show Show Self (34 credits)
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Other Works:

Magazine advertisement for Jeris antiseptic hair tonic (1951) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »
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Singer, trumpeter and valve trombonist. First came to note with the band of Earl 'Fatha' Hines in the 1930's. Formed his own bebop-oriented band in 1943 on the advice of Budd Johnson. Most recordings the band made were of ballads, sung by Eckstine in his trademark deep baritone voice. See more »

Nickname:

Mr. B

Star Sign:

Cancer

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