Nat King Cole
American singer, jazz pianist, and actor. Cole's career as a jazz and pop vocalist started in the late 1930s and spanned almost three decades where he found success and recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts. NPR named him one of the 50 Great Voices. He received numerous accolades including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Special Achievement Golden Globe Award. Posthumously, Cole has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, along with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.