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.
Nathaniel Adams Coles
March 17, 1919
in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
February 15, 1965 (aged 45)
in Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Maria Cole (m. 1948 - 1965)
Nadine Robinson (m. 1937 - 1948)
Nat Kelly Cole
Vocal jazz, swing, traditional pop
Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin