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Date of Birth 19 March 1926Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 3 April 2016Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameWilliam Randall Henderson

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Bill Henderson was born on March 19, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as William Randall Henderson. He was an actor, known for Clue (1985), City Slickers (1991) and White Men Can't Jump (1992). He was married to Ritsuyo Moriyasu. He died on April 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Ritsuyo Moriyasu (November 1961 - 19??) (her death) (1 child)

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Jazz singer
He sang with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Dizzie Gillespie, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, and the Oscar Peterson Trio.
A native of Chicago, Henderson sang with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, the Charlie Haden Quintet and many others. His 1963 album, Bill Henderson With the Oscar Peterson Trio, is considered a classic in the jazz vernacular.
Jazz singer who began with Ramsay Lewis and later recorded with leading bop musicians in and around New York and Chicago. He had stints with Oscar Peterson and Count Basie in the 60's, before moving to Los Angeles on a new career as an actor.
He made his show business debut as a singer and dancer at age 4. His father taught him the value of singing softly. He spent his teens and 20s bouncing between school, day jobs, and singing gigs. A stint in the Army gave him an opportunity to work with Vic Damone. In 1956, Henderson went to New York, where he soon became part of the jazz community.
Has one daughter, Mariko and one granddaughter Mya.

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