Neda Ulaby Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.
Singer Bobby Short, 80, died this morning in New York, the city whose elegance he epitomized. Short had suffered from leukemia. Bobby Short was a fixture at the Cafe Carlyle, where he entertained the rich, the famous, and the tourists who could afford it. It was a world far different from the one from which he came. Born in Danville, Ill., just before the Depression, Short began his professional career at 9.
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