Bobby Short (September 15, 1924 - March 21, 2005) was an American cabaret singer. He was known for his interpretation of songs by early 20th century composers such as Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Vernon Duke and George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. He also championed African-American composers of the same period such as Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
In 2000 The Library of Congress designated Short a Living Legend, a recognition established as part of its bicentennial celebration. He also appeared in the Woody Allen film “Hannah and Her Sisters.”
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