Bobby Short

Actor-musician Bobby Short made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen. He also was featured in the miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations" (1978-79). He also appeared in the TV movie "Hardhat and Legs" (CBS ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1924 in Danville, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Reminiscing in Tempo 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Irving Berlin: An American Song 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dorothy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the Century 1999 (Movie)

Chester (Actor)

Sunset Strip: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cabaret 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Nicholas Brothers: We Sing and We Dance 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Band Ballroom Bash 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Ice 1992 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrating Gershwin 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

New York City Marathon 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: Rodgers and Hart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The All-Time American Songbook 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Hardhat and Legs (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

Vaudeville (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

("Charlie's Tune") (Song Performer)

Love & Money 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Theme Music Performer

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

("I Happen to Like New York") (Song Performer)

Biography

Actor-musician Bobby Short made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen. He also was featured in the miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations" (1978-79). He also appeared in the TV movie "Hardhat and Legs" (CBS, 1979-1980). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "The All-Time American Songbook" (1981-82), "Benny Goodman: Let's Dance -- A Musical Tribute" (PBS, 1985-86) and "A Tribute to American Music: Rodgers and Hart" (PBS, 1986-87). During the early stages of his Hollywood career, Short mainly held acting roles in films like "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) with Woody Allen. He next focused his entertainment career on film, appearing in "Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol" (1991), the Michael Caine action flick "Blue Ice" (1992) and the comedy "For Love Or Money" (1993) with Michael J. Fox. Short also created music for the Woody Allen comedy "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993). He spent the nineties and the early 2000s tackling film roles in "Man of the Century" (1999) with Gibson Frazier and the Ruth Ellington documentary "Reminiscing in Tempo" (2006). Short's music was most recently used in the Ben Affleck blockbuster dramatic adaptation "Argo" (2012). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice" (PBS, 1996-97) and "Vaudeville" (PBS, 1997-98). Short passed away in March 2005 at the age of 81.

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