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Who is Billy Eckstine?

William Clarence "Billy" Eckstine was an American singer and a bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. Biography Eckstine's paternal grandparents were William F. Eckstein and Nannie Eckstein, a mixed-race, married couple who lived in Washington, D.C.; both were born in 1863. William F. was born in Prussia and Nannie in Virginia. His parents were William Eckstein, a chauffeur, and Charlotte Eckstein. Eckstine was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a State Historical Marker is placed at 5913 Bryant St, Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to mark the house where he grew up. He attended Armstrong High School, St. Paul Normal and Industrial School, and Howard Un... Read More

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