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A Conversation with Bobby Short

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A Conversation with Bobby Short

A Conversation with Bobby Short

A Conversation with Bobby Short

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New York cabaret legend Bobby Short died Monday of leukemia at age 80. The singer performed at New York's Carlyle Hotel for nearly four decades. Short was born in Danville, Ill., and began his career at age 9, known as "The Miniature King of Swing." He was named a Living Landmark by New York's Landmark Conservancy and a National Living Legend by the Library of Congress.