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Bobby Short (I) (1924–2005)

Bobby Short was 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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Hannah and Her Sisters
Argo Soundtrack
For Love or Money
Manhattan Murder Mystery


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 2012 Argo (performer: "Charlie's Tune")
 2012 Paris-Manhattan (performer: "I'm In Love Again")
 2003 7th Heaven (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Love Lucy (2003) ... (performer: "The Best Is Yet to Come", "Isn't It Romantic", "Jump For Joy", "Our Love Is Here to Stay" - uncredited)
 1999 Man of the Century (performer: "Nagasaki")
 1994 Love Affair (performer: "Changes")
 1991-1994 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Ches and the Grand Lady (1994) ... (performer: "St. James Infirmary Blues", "Was It A Dream?", "Gray Sundays In")
- Sweet, Sweet Blues (1991) ... (performer: "Sweet, Sweet Blues")
 1993 For Love or Money (performer: "In Your Eyes")
 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery (performer: "I Happen to Like New York" (1930))
 1991 Wild Blade (performer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 1990 Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (Documentary) (performer: "Manhattan")
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters (performer: "I'm in Love Again")
 1972 Savages (performer: "Savages")
 1951 Call Me Mister (performer: "GOIN' HOME TRAIN")
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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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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 »


Close friends included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Merv Griffin and Stephen Sondheim. See more »

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