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|Also Known As:||Robert Waltrip Short||Died:||March 21, 2005|
|Born:||September 15, 1924||Cause of Death:||leukemia|
|Birth Place:||Danville, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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" (1979-1980). Short launched his career by acting in films like "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) with Woody Allen. He appeared in a number of television specials, including "The All-Time American Songbook" (1981-82), "Benny Goodman: Let's Dance -- A Musical Tribute" (1985-86) and "A Tribute to American Music: Rodgers and Hart" (1986-87). He also appeared in the TV special "The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts" (1988-89). Following that project, he appeared in "Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol" (1991) and "For Love Or Money" (1993). Short also created music for the Woody Allen comedy "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993). Short's more recent roles include the Gibson Frazier comedy "Man of the Century" (1999) and the documentary "Reminiscing in Tempo" (2006) with Ruth Ellington. Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice" (1996-97). Short also contributed music to the comedy "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993) with Woody Allen and the Ben Affleck box office smash dramatic adaptation "Argo" (2012). Short last acted in "Blue Ice." Bobby Short passed away in March 2005 at the age of 81.
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