Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Bobby Short

Bobby Short, 1990

American cabaret singer and pianist Bobby Short died March 21, in 2005 (b. 1924). He was photographed in 1990 for Karsh’s “American Legends” project, and Karsh noted in the subsequent book Karsh: American Legends (1992, Bulfinch Press): “The urbane musician opened a celebratory bottle of champagne while he and his Dalmatian, Chili, companionably shared the flickering candlelight. The next day they left for Paris.”