Nat King Cole biography

Nat King Cole

Traditional pop music, Musical Artist

1919 – 1965

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Who was Nat King Cole?

Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer and musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres.

Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his death from lung cancer in February 1965.

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Born
Mar 17, 1919
Montgomery
Also known as
  • Nat 'King' Cole
  • Cole, Nat "King"
  • Nat "King" Cole
  • King Cole
  • Nat King Cloe
  • Nat Kig Cole
  • Cole, Nat King
  • Nathaniel Adams Coles
  • King Cole Trio
  • the King Cole Trio
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • DuSable High School
  • Wendell Phillips Academy High School
Lived in
  • Montgomery
  • Chicago
Died
Feb 15, 1965
Santa Monica
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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