Bobby Short

Bobby Short, one of the cabaret world’s most revered performers and a living symbol of a bygone brand of late-night New York style, died of leukemia March 21, 2005, the Associated Press reports. His publicist, Virginia Wicks, said the 80-year-old Short died at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Born Robert Waltrip Short in Sept. 1924, the quintessential cabaret singer who exuded class and sophistication, became a fixture at the Cafe Carlyle, where he played for more than 35 years. He was so closely associated with the posh Carlyle and a certain Manhattan aesthetic, that another New York icon, Woody Allen, featured him performing in his film "Hannah and Her Sisters."

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  • Born: Sep 15, 1924
  • Death: Mar 21, 2005