Billy Eckstine bio

Birth Name: William Clarence Eckstein

Occupation: Rock Singer

Place Of Birth: Pittsburgh

Date Of Birth: July8, 1914

Date Of Death: March 8, 1993

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Multiracial

Nationality: American

Billy Eckstine was born on the 8th of July, 1914. He was famous for being a Rock Singer. Bandleader and singer who recorded “That Old Black Magic” in 1942 and who had a successful solo career with songs like “Blue Moon.”

Billy Eckstine was born in Pittsburgh. He dropped out of Howard University after winning a talent competition and released early 1930s hits like “Prisoner of Love” and “My Foolish Heart.” He was given the Grammy Hall of Fame Award for “I Apologize.”

Billy Eckstine was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Clarence Eckstein is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Billy’s William Clarence Eckstein attended Armstrong High School, Washington DC, St. Paul Normal and Industrial School and Howard University, DC.


Billy Eckstine’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Billy Eckstine’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Billy Eckstine kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Billy Eckstine was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:William Clarence Eckstein
BIRTH DAY:Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Billy Eckstine was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Billy Eckstine was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Billy Eckstine had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Billy Eckstine’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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