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William Gillespie (William Henry Gillespie)

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Biography

Better known for his robust baritone voice than his visual appearance, African-American singer William Gillespie had one impressive, isolated shot at major film attention with Blues in the Night (1941) although nothing long lasting panned out.

Born William Henry Gillespie on January 31, 1908 in Nashville, his parents (John Henry Gillespie and the former Laura Williams) attended the Fisk University in Nashville upon high school graduation. He later moved to New York City and trained at the Julliard School of Music. Read more...

Actor

Character: Baritone Singer in Jail Cell

Blues in the Night 1941

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Character: Baritone Solo - Grand Old Flag Number

Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942

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