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Nat King Cole - Born in Montgomery. Sold over 50 million records. Recieved Lifework Award and a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Had a TV variety show called The Nat King Cole show. He played in the movies, St. Louis Blues, The Blue Gardenia, China Gate and Cat Ballou. Inducted into Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jazz Hall of Fame and Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

Sultry singer and actress Eartha Kitt dies of cancer at 81

Eartha Kitt and Nat King Cole in St. Louis Blues Photo: AP. / Eartha Kitt hugs Nat King Cole, playing the piano in the role of W.C. Handy, in a scene from the movie, which is broadly based on the life of legendary bluesman Handy.