Bobby Short bio

Birth Name: Robert Waltrip Short

Occupation: Pianist

Place Of Birth: Danville

Date Of Birth: September 15, 1924

Date Of Death: March 21, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Multiracial

Nationality: American

Bobby Short was born on the 15th of September, 1924. He was famous for being a Pianist. Cabaret singer known for interpreting Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Vernon Duke, Noel Coward, and the Gershwin brothers.

Bobby Short was born in Danville. He was discovered at age 11 and offered a job in vaudeville. He could usually be found at the posh Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where he was the artist-in-residence for the better part of 40 years.

Bobby Short was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Bobby Short was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Robert Waltrip Short 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".


Bobby’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


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

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Personal Life

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

Bobby Short was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Robert Waltrip Short



Zodiac Sign: Bobby Short was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Bobby Short was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Bobby Short had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Bobby Short’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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