Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole.
American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft baritone voice, performing in big band and jazz genres, and was a major force in popular music for three decades. Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a national television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show. (Wikipedia)
View of singer Nat King Cole posing at piano. Printed on front: “Nat ‘King’ Cole. Personal management: Carlos Gastel. Management, General Artists Corporation, New York, Chicago, Hollywood, London. Bruno of Hollywood.” Handwritten on back: “Cole, Nat.”
- Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library