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|Also Known As:||Nathaniel Adams Coles,Nat "King" Cole||Died:||February 15, 1965|
|Born:||March 17, 1917||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Montgomery, Alabama, USA||Profession:||Music ... singer actor pianist|
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.
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