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Bobby Short (I) (1924–2005)

Bobby Short has been an attraction at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle for three decades (he doubtless got his greatest exposure there in a scene from Woody Allen's film Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)). Short is the quintessential New Yorker, the Fred Astaire of saloon singers, an international icon of style and glamour. See full bio »

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 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
- The Two Hundredth (2001) ... Warren (voice)
 1992 Blue Ice
 1990 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1984)
 1983 A Night on the Town (TV Movie)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Pianist
 1951 Call Me Mister
Specialty Singer (uncredited)
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Appeared in television commercials for Charlie perfume and with Gloria Vanderbilt in a commercial for her designer jeans in the 70's.

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

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A young man told me, 'How dare you insult your race by not singing the blues?' I still get feedback about that. I'm a 76-year-old black man living in a white society; I've gone through the medley. I'd like to think my legacy included having done something positive to help eliminate the problems between races. I never let racism into the core of me. See more »


Performed at the White House for decades, entertaining the Nixon, Carter, Reagan and Clinton administrations. See more »

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