(September 12, 1915-October 7, 1988)
Born in Jacksonville, Florida
Recorded 'The Sunny Side of the Street,' 'Dianne,'and 'Them There Eyes'
Died in Los Angeles, California
Succumbed to stomach cancer at 73
Why he might be annoying
He married thrice.
He was charged with shooting a man, causing him to lose his license to perform in New York City nightspots.
A hooker cut his face with a butcher knife, requiring 35 stitches to close the laceration.
He recorded a disco remix of 'That Old Black Magic' in 1975.
He dated Ava Gardner and Lana Turner at the same time.
Why he might not be annoying
He dropped out of college due to family financial constraints.
He's a distant relative of Daniel Boone.
His 1952 TV show was one of the first starring a black performer.
He was acclaimed as an exciting and charismatic showman.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Credit: Black Chic
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
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