Nat King Cole

Singer, Pianist, Actor
Nat King Cole's knack for jazz music and entertainment gave him quite the career in Hollywood. Cole started his acting career landing roles in such films as "The Blue Gardenia" (1953), the musical "Small Town Girl" ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Music (70)

Joy 2015 (Movie)

("A House With Love In It") (Song Performer)

42 2013 (Movie)

("Straighten Up And Fly Right") (Song)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song Performer)

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

("L-O-V-E") (Song Performer)

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

("You Stepped Out Of A Dream") (Song Performer)

Leap Year 2010 (Movie)

("More And More Of Your Amor") (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Te Quiero, Dijiste") (Song Performer)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

("L O V E") (Song Performer)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

("Unforgettable") (Song Performer)

The Express 2008 (Movie)

("Send For Me") (Song Performer)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("L O V E") (Song Performer)

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

("L-O-V-E") (Song Performer)

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

("Stardust") (Song)

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

("Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)") (Song Performer)

Little Manhattan 2005 (Movie)

("The Very Thought Of You") (Song Performer)

Ray 2004 (Movie)

("Straighten Up And Fly Right") (Song)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("Walking My Baby Back Home") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song Performer)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song Performer)

Corky Romano 2001 (Movie)

("Love") (Song Performer)

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

("Don't Get Around Much Anymore") (Song Performer)

In the Mood for Love 2001 (Movie)

Spanish song performer (Song Performer)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song Performer)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

("Darling je vous aime beaucoup") (Song Performer)

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

("Unforgettable") (Song Performer)

Rounders 1998 (Movie)

("That's the Kind of Girl I Dream Of") (Song Performer)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

("Love") (Song Performer)

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

("For Sentimental Reasons (I Love You)") (Song Performer)

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

("Love") (Song Performer)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

("The Christman Song") (Song Performer)

Dear God 1996 (Movie)

("Straighten Up and Fly Right") (Song)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song Performer)

An Evening With Nat "King" Cole 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Ref 1994 (Movie)

song arranger("O Little Town of Bethlehem" "Adeste Fideles") (Song)

The Ref 1994 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song" "O Little Town of Bethlehem" "Adeste Fideles") (Song Performer)

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)") (Song Performer)

Groundhog Day 1993 (Movie)

("Almost Like Being in Love") (Song)

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

song arranger (Song)

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

("O Holy Night" "Joy To The World") (Song Performer)

Judith Krantz's "Torch Song" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

("Stardust") (Song Performer)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Let There Be Love") (Song Performer)

The Long Day Closes 1993 (Movie)

("Stardust") (Song Performer)

The Red Squirrel 1993 (Movie)

("Let There Be Love") (Song Performer)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

("Smile") (Song Performer)

The Incomparable Nat King Cole 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

("L-O-V-E") (Song Performer)

Strapless 1990 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song Performer)

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

("Mona Lisa") (Song)

See You in the Morning 1989 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love" "Our Love Is Here to Stay") (Song Performer)

The Last Winter 1989 (Movie)

("Smile") (Song Performer)

The Unforgettable Nat King Cole 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song Performer)

Mona Lisa 1986 (Movie)

("Mona Lisa" "The Very Thought of You" "When I Fall in Love") (Song Performer)

My Favorite Year 1982 (Movie)

("Stardust") (Song Performer)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

("There Will Never Be Another You") (Song Performer)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("Mona Lisa" "Come Fly With Me") (Song Performer)

Smile 1975 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

("A Blossom Fell") (Song Performer)

In the Cool of the Day 1963 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Night of the Quarter Moon 1958 (Movie)

("Night of the Quarter Moon" "To Whom It May Concern" "Blue Moon") (Song Performer)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Autumn Leaves 1956 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Scarlet Hour 1956 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Kiss Me Deadly 1955 (Movie)

("Rather Have the Blues") (Song Performer)

The Blue Gardenia 1953 (Movie)

("The Blue Gardenia") (Song Performer)

Boycott (TV Show)

Song Performer

Twas the Night (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (10)

An Evening With Nat "King" Cole 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cat Ballou 1964 (Movie)

Singer (Actor)

Night of the Quarter Moon 1958 (Movie)

Cy Robbin (Actor)

St. Louis Blues 1958 (Movie)

W C Handy (Actor)

China Gate 1957 (Movie)

Goldie (Actor)

Istanbul 1957 (Movie)

Danny Rice (Actor)

The Scarlet Hour 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kiss Me Deadly 1955 (Movie)

(Voice)

Small Town Girl 1953 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Blue Gardenia 1953 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Nat King Cole's knack for jazz music and entertainment gave him quite the career in Hollywood. Cole started his acting career landing roles in such films as "The Blue Gardenia" (1953), the musical "Small Town Girl" (1953) with Jane Powell and "The Scarlet Hour" (1956) with Tom Tryon. He also appeared in the Errol Flynn adventurous drama "Istanbul" (1957). Known primarily for his acting, Cole contributed music to the drama "Autumn Leaves" (1956) with Joan Crawford. In the nineties, Cole devoted his time to various credits, such as "The Freshman" with Marlon Brando (1990), "Groundhog Day" (1993), "The Long Day Closes" (1993) starring Marjorie Yates and "This Boy's Life" (1993). Cole had a number of different projects under his belt in the early 2000s, including "Corky Romano" with Chris Kattan (2001), "Don't Say A Word" (2001) starring Michael Douglas, "In the Mood for Love" (2001) and "The Rookie" (2002) starring Dennis Quaid. Cole also provided music for "The Red Squirrel." Cole had two children. Nat King Cole passed away in February 1965 at the age of 48.

Relationships

Natalie Cole Actor

Daughter
Born Feb. 6, 1950; mother, Maria Cole Released award-winning duet "Unforgettable" (1991), featuring her late father's vocals

Natalie Cole

Daughter
born February 6, 1950

Nat Cole

Son
adopted born c. 1959 died October 1995 from complications resulting from AIDS

Freddie Cole

Brother
younger

Milestones

Popular songs include "The Christmas Song" and "L-O-V-E".

Known for such albums as "The Christmas Song" and "Christmas Favorites"

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