Brother Nat King Cole
March 17th 1919 – February 15th 1965
Thomas Waller Lodge #49 PHA, Las Angeles, California
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. His recordings remained popular worldwide after his death in February 1965.