Nat King Cole

By Jud Myers


Born: March 17, 1919, Montgomery, AL

Died: February 15, 1965, Santa Monica, CA



He became the first African american to host a variety show in 1956

He is known for songs such as "Christmas song" and "I Love You"

Awarded: Grammy for best contemporary song in 1959

Golden globe special achievement award in 1963

Grammy lifetime achievement award in 1990

Did you know?

Nat King Cole started his career as a jazz pianist

Character trait



Nat King Cole helped pave the way for more Black Americans to be in the entertainment business. He worked hard to become a success in the music business. And he was and is still considered an American music icon.
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...)