American musicians born in 1918

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1918:

Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman (May 11, 1918 Manhattan-February 15, 1988 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Richard Phillips Feynman, Richard P. Feynman, Feynman or Feynman, Richard was an American physicist and scientist. He had two children, Carl Feynman and Michelle Louise Feynman.

His albums: Tuva Talk.

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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 Lawrence-October 14, 1990 New York City) also known as Bernstein, Leonard, Lennie, Bernstein East, Lenny, Lenny Amber, Leon Bernstein, Leonhard Bernstein or Louis Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, teacher, pianist, music director, screenwriter, film score composer and author. He had three children, Jamie Anne Maria Bernstein, Nina Maria Felicia Bernstein and Alexander Bernstein.

His discography includes: Candide (1982 New York City Opera cast), Candide, The Theatre Works, Volume I, The Theatre Works, Volume II: Mass / Dybbuk, West Side Story, American Portraits: West Side Story and Other Masterpieces, The Essential Bernstein, Bernstein's America, Candide Overture / Fancy Free / Symphony no. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" and Chichester Psalms. Genres: Musical theatre, 20th-century classical music, Ballet, Ballet, Film score and Opera.

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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 New York City-June 14, 1986 New York City) also known as Lerner and Loewe was an American songwriter, lyricist, librettist, playwright and screenwriter. His children are Jennifer Lerner, Liza Lerner, Michael Lerner and Susan Lerner.

His albums include Lyrics by Lerner: Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs, American Songbook Series: Alan Jay Lerner, The Little Prince (1974 film cast), Camelot (1982 London cast), Paint Your Wagon: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack, Camelot (1967 film cast), Paint Your Wagon, An Evening With Lerner & Loewe, My Fair Lady (Theater an der Wien) and My Fair Lady (1961 original Berlin cast).

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Spiro Agnew

Spiro Agnew (November 9, 1918 Towson-September 17, 1996 Berlin) a.k.a. Vice President Spiro Agnew, Spiro Theodore Agnew or Ted was an American lawyer and politician. He had four children, Pamela Lee Agnew, James Rand Agnew, Susan Scott Agnew and Elinor Kimberly Agnew.

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Norman Granz

Norman Granz (August 6, 1918 Los Angeles-November 22, 2001 Geneva) also known as Granz, Norman or Smedley was an American record producer, impresario, film producer, film director and actor.

His most recognized albums: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions. Genres related to him: Jazz.

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Art Carney

Art Carney (November 4, 1918 Mount Vernon-November 9, 2003 Chester) otherwise known as Arthur William Matthew Carney, Arthur William Matthew “Art” Carney or Mr. C was an American actor and voice actor. He had three children, Brian Carney, Paul Carney and Eileen Carney.

His most important albums: Santa and the Doodle-Li-Boop / 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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Elmore James

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 Holmes County-May 24, 1963 Chicago) also known as Elmora James, Ellmore James, Elnmore James, James, Elmore, Elmo James or James, Elmo was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, bandleader, musician and singer-songwriter.

His albums: Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 12: The Sky Is Crying, Dust My Broom, Blues Kingpins, Blues Masters: The Very Best of Elmore James, The Classic Early Recordings, Come Go With Me, Complete Blues: Person to Person, Play Me the Blues... The Legendary Blues Singers, Volume 3, Rollin' and Tumblin' and The Blues Collection 17: Dust My Broom. Genres he performed include Blues and Rhythm and blues.

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Joe Williams

Joe Williams (December 12, 1918 Cordele-March 29, 1999 Las Vegas) also known as Joseph Goreed, Williams, Joe or The Eddie Condon Jazz All-Stars was an American singer and actor.

His most well known albums: In Good Company, That Holiday Feelin', The Overwhelming Joe Williams, A Swingin' Night at Birdland, Every Night (live at Vine St.), Joe Williams Sings Everyday, Live at Orchestra Hall, Detroit, Here's to Life, Joe Williams With Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra and Having the Blues Under a European Sky. Genres: Jazz, Swing music, Blues and Traditional pop music.

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Freddie Blassie

Freddie Blassie (February 8, 1918 St. Louis-June 2, 2003 Hartsdale) also known as Frederick Blassman, Fred K Blassie, Classy Freddie Blassie, The Vampire, Sailor Fred Blassie, The Hollywood Fashion Plate, The Fashion Plate of Professional Wrestling, Frederick Kenneth Blassie, "Classy" Freddie Blassie, "Ayatollah" Blassie, Fred Blassie or Blassie, Freddie was an American wrestler and actor. His children are Gary Blassie, Cheryl Blassie and Ron Blassie.

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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 Brooklyn-May 14, 1987 New York City) also known as Margarita Carmen Cansino, Rita Cansino, Rita, The Love Goddess, Rita Hayword or Hayworth, Rita was an American actor, dancer, singer and film producer. She had two children, Rebecca Welles and Yasmin Aga Khan.

Her albums: Chansons de films and .

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Howard Cosell

Howard Cosell (March 25, 1918 Winston-Salem-April 23, 1995 New York City) otherwise known as Howard William Cohen, "Humble" Howard Cosell, Howard William Cosell or Humble was an American lawyer, journalist, talk show host, sports commentator, author, radio personality, announcer, actor, soldier and newscaster. He had two children, Hilary Cosell and Jill Cosell.

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Ernie Harwell

Ernie Harwell (January 25, 1918 Washington-May 4, 2010) was an American sports commentator and announcer.

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Leonard Rose

Leonard Rose (July 27, 1918 Washington, D.C.-November 16, 1984 White Plains) a.k.a. Rose, Leonard was an American , .

His most well known albums: The Complete Piano Trios, Violin Sonatas / Cello Sonatas, Trio No. 2, Op. 100, Sonatas, BWV 1014 - 1017, Trio pour piano No. 1 (Stern, Rose, Istomin), Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra / Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra, Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 "Ghost", Piano Trio Op. 97 "Archduke", The Royal Edition, Volume 71: Schubert: Symphony no. 5 / Schumann: Cello Concerto and Symphony no. 9 "From the New World" / Carnival Overture / Cello Concerto.

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Robert Preston

Robert Preston (June 8, 1918 Newton-March 21, 1987 Montecito) also known as Robert Preston Meservey or Pres was an American actor.

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Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland (March 20, 1918 Slough-August 20, 2013 Port Washington) a.k.a. Margaret Marian Turner, Marian McParland, McPartland, Marian, Marian McPartland with Strings or Margaret Marian McPartland was an American writer, composer, radio personality and jazz pianist.

Her most important albums: Marian McPartland Plays the Benny Carter Songbook, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz (feat. Dick Hyman), Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Nine, In My Life, From This Moment On, In Concert, Just Friends, Marian McPartland at the Festival, Marian McPartland's Hickory House Trio and Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Eubie Blake. Genres she performed include Swing music, Cool jazz, Ballad, Bebop, Post-bop, 20th-century classical music, Standard and Mainstream jazz.

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Jimmy Blanton

Jimmy Blanton (October 5, 1918 Chattanooga-July 30, 1942 Los Angeles) a.k.a. J. Blanton or Blanton, Jimmy was an American bassist.

Genres he performed include Jazz and Big Band.

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Joey Bishop

Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 The Bronx-October 17, 2007 Newport Beach) also known as Joseph Abraham Gottlieb, The Frown Prince, Joey Bishop Enterprises or Josylar was an American comedian, talk show host and actor. He had one child, Larry Bishop.

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham (November 7, 1918 Charlotte-) also known as William Franklin Graham, Jr., Reverand Billy Graham, The Reverand Billy Graham, Rev. Billy Graham, Billy, Dr. Billy Graham, William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr., Billi Gŭreham, Billi Kŭreham, Bili Graham or William Franklin Graham is an American evangelist, actor, film producer, screenwriter, preacher and pastor. His children are Franklin Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Gigi Graham, Ruth Graham and Ned Graham.

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Stubby Kaye

Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 New York City-December 14, 1997 Rancho Mirage) a.k.a. Bernard Katzin, Tiny Kaye, Bernard Kotzin or Kaye, Stubby was an American actor and comedian.

His albums: If I Were A Bell.

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Skitch Henderson

Skitch Henderson (January 27, 1918 Halstad-November 1, 2005 New Milford) also known as Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson, Henderson, Skitch, Lyle Russell Cedric “Skitch” Henderson, Lyle Russel “Skitch” Henderson, Lyle Russel Henderson, Sketch kid, Skitch, Lyle "Skitch" Henderson or The Sketch Kid was an American conductor, pianist, composer, actor, film score composer and music director. He had two children, Hans Henderson and Heidi Henderson.

His albums include The New York Pops Goes to the Movies. Genres he performed include Jazz and Classical music.

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Edith Massey

Edith Massey (May 28, 1918 San Francisco-October 24, 1984 Los Angeles) also known as Massey, Edith, Egg Lady, The or Edie the Egg Lady was an American singer, actor and dancer.

Her albums: Big Girls Don't Cry / Punks Get off the Grass.

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Eddy Arnold

Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918 Henderson-May 8, 2008 Nashville) a.k.a. Eddie Arnold, Richard Edward Arnold or Arnold, Eddy was an American singer and singer-songwriter.

His albums include Pure Gold, 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (disc 2), Christmas With Eddy Arnold, Collection, Volume 2: X, Eddy's Song (disc 4: A Full Time Job), Greatest Songs, The Best of Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy & His Guitar, The Tennessee Plowboy and His Guitar, Volume 2 and The Tennessee Plowboy and His Guitar, Volume 3. Genres he performed: Pop music, Country and Gospel music.

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John Zacherle

John Zacherle (September 26, 1918 Germantown-) a.k.a. Zacherle, John, Zacherley, Zacherle or John Zacherley is an American actor.

His albums include Monster Mash / Scary Tales.

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Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler (December 15, 1918 Brooklyn-June 17, 1961 Culver City) also known as Ira Grossel or Big Gray was an American actor and singer. He had two children, Jamie Tucker and Dana Grossel.

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Nipsey Russell

Nipsey Russell (September 15, 1918 Atlanta-October 2, 2005 New York City) a.k.a. Russell, Nipsey, Npsey Rusell, Julius "Nipsey" Russell, Julius Russell, Nipsy Russell, The Poet Laureate of Comedy, The Poet Laureate of Television, Harlem's Son of Fun or Nipsey was an American actor.

Related albums: A Brand New Day / Liberation Ballet - A Brand New Day.

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Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker (July 20, 1918 Mart-March 23, 2006 Mexia) a.k.a. Walker, Cindy was an American songwriter and singer.

Genres she performed: Country.

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Tom Drake

Tom Drake (August 5, 1918 Brooklyn-August 11, 1982 Torrance) also known as Alfred Alderdice, Richard Alden, Buddy or Alfred Sinclair Alderdice was an American actor.

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Cisco Houston

Cisco Houston (August 18, 1918 Wilmington-April 29, 1961 San Bernardino) a.k.a. Houston, Cisco was an American singer, sailor and singer-songwriter.

His discography includes: The Folkways Years, 1944-1961, Cisco Houston Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie and 900 Miles and Other R.R. Songs. Genres related to him: Folk music.

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Astrid Varnay

Astrid Varnay (April 25, 1918 Stockholm-September 4, 2006) was an American singer.

Related albums: Tristan und Isolde (Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler) and Die Walküre.

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Billy Garland

Billy Garland (June 17, 1918 Flowood-March 16, 1960 Chicago) was an American songwriter and singer.

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Jimmy Rowles

Jimmy Rowles (August 19, 1918 Spokane-May 28, 1996 Los Angeles) also known as Jimmie Rowles, James George Hunter or James George Rowles was an American jazz pianist, composer and bandleader. He had one child, Stacy Rowles.

His most important albums: Plays Ellington & Strayhorn, Rare -- But Well Done, If I'm Lucky", Heavy Love, Weather in a Jazz Vane, My Mother's Love, Lilac Time, Our Delight, Checkmate and Shade and Light. Genres: Jazz.

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Cameron Mitchell

Cameron Mitchell (November 4, 1918 Dallastown-July 7, 1994 Pacific Palisades) also known as Cameron MacDowell Mitzel, Cameron McDowell Mitzell, Cameron Mitchel, Mitzell Cameron McDowell, Cameron Mitzell McDowell, Cameron McDowell Mitzel or Mitchell, Cameron was an American actor, voice actor, pastor and soldier. He had seven children, Camille Mitchell, Fred Mitchell, Kate Mitchell, Jono Mitchell, Jake Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell, Jr. and Charles Mitchell.

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Wilbur Schwartz

Wilbur Schwartz (March 17, 1918 New Jersey-August 3, 1990 Los Angeles) also known as Schwartz, Wilbur or Willie Schwartz was an American clarinetist, saxophonist, session musician and actor.

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Waldren Joseph

Waldren Joseph (September 12, 1918 New Orleans-September 19, 2004) was an American musician.

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Stoney Cooper

Stoney Cooper (October 16, 1918 Harman-March 22, 1977) was an American singer.

His related genres: Country.

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Bob Carroll

Bob Carroll (June 18, 1918-November 19, 1994 Port Washington) also known as Carroll, Bob was an American singer and actor.

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Johnny Klein

Johnny Klein (June 4, 1918 North Dakota-January 31, 1997) was an American drummer.

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Arnett Cobb

Arnett Cobb (August 10, 1918 Houston-March 24, 1989 Houston) a.k.a. Cobb, Arnett was an American musician.

Discography: More Party Time, Cobb and His Mob in Concert, Party Time, Sizzlin', Smooth Sailing, Live at Sandy's, Arnett Blows for 1300, Blow Arnett, Blow, Movin' Right Along and Ain't That Funk for You. Genres: Swing music, Jump blues, Soul jazz, Texas blues, Bebop and Mainstream jazz.

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Herbert Brün

Herbert Brün (July 9, 1918 Berlin-November 6, 2000) was an American , .

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Robert Blackwell

Robert Blackwell (May 23, 1918 Seattle-March 9, 1985 Hacienda Heights) a.k.a. Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, Bumps Blackwell or Blackwell, Robert "Bumps" was an American record producer and songwriter.

Genres: Rock music, Pop music and Rock and roll.

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Buddy Baker

Buddy Baker (January 4, 1918 Springfield-July 26, 2002 Sherman Oaks) otherwise known as Norman Baker, Norman "Buddy" Baker, Norman Dale Baker, Buddy, Norman 'Buddy' Baker or Dr. Norman \"Buddy\" Baker was an American film score composer.

His albums include Disneyland: The Haunted Mansion: 30th Anniversary, Haunted Mansion 30th Anniversary (limited edition) and Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House. Genres related to him: Film score.

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Howard Shanet

Howard Shanet (November 9, 1918 Brooklyn-June 19, 2006) was an American conductor.

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Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson (September 4, 1918 Shelby-September 8, 2014 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Wilson, Gerald, Gerard Wilson or Wilson, Gerard was an American composer, bandleader and jazz pianist. He had one child, Lillian Wilson.

His albums: Legacy. Genres related to him: Popular music and Jazz.

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Hank Locklin

Hank Locklin (February 15, 1918 McLellan-March 8, 2009 Brewton) otherwise known as Lawrence Hankins Locklin or Locklin, Hank was an American songwriter, singer and singer-songwriter.

His albums: Please Help Me I'm Falling, Irish Songs Country Style, The Very Best of Hank Locklin, Geisha Girl / Livin' Alone, Please Help Me, I'm Falling, RCA Country Legends, Send Me the Pillow You Dream on, Hank Locklin - Famous Country Music Makers and Once Over Lightly. Genres: Country.

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Bobby Troup

Bobby Troup (October 18, 1918 Harrisburg-February 7, 1999 Sherman Oaks) otherwise known as Bobby Troupe, Bob Troup, Jr. Robert Wesley Troup, Robert William Troup Jnr., Robert W. Troup Jr., Bobby Troup Jr. or Robert Wesley Troup Jr. was an American actor, jazz pianist, songwriter and film score composer. His children are Ronne Troup, Kelly Troup, Cynnie Troup, Jody Troup and Reese Troup.

His most recognized albums: Bobby Swings Tenderly and Kicks On Route 66. Genres related to him: Jazz.

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Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey (March 29, 1918 Southampton County-August 17, 1990 Philadelphia) otherwise known as Pearl Mae Bailey, Pearly Mae or Dickie was an American singer, actor and voice actor. She had two children, Dee Dee Belson and Tony Bellson.

Her albums: The Chronological Classics: Pearl Bailey 1944-1947, The Chronological Classics: Pearl Bailey 1947-1950, For Adults Only / More Songs for Adults Only, Personality, 16 Most Requested Songs, The Blues Featuring Pearl Bailey, Takes Two to Tango, St. Louis Woman (1946 original Broadway cast), Abroad and Forever Pearl Bailey.

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George Rochberg

George Rochberg (July 5, 1918 Paterson-May 29, 2005 Bryn Mawr) a.k.a. Rochberg, George was an American composer.

Discography: Eden: Out of Time & Out of Space, Larry Combs, Clarinet, Spring Music and . Genres he performed include Serialism.

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Joe Glazer

Joe Glazer (June 19, 1918 New York City-September 19, 2006 Silver Spring) a.k.a. Glazer, Joe was an American songwriter and musician.

His albums include Songs of Joe Hill.

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Hank Penny

Hank Penny (September 18, 1918 Birmingham-April 17, 1992 California) also known as Penny, Hank, Herbert Clayton Penny or Hank Penny and His Plantation Boys was an American actor, musician and comedian. His children are Sydney Penny, Greg Penny, Bill Penny, Patricia Penny and Sandra Penny.

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Lillian Lux

Lillian Lux (June 20, 1918 Brooklyn-June 11, 2005 New York City) also known as Lillian Sylvia Lukashefsky was an American singer, author, songwriter and actor. She had two children, Mike Burstyn and Susan Burstein-Roth.

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