Cab Calloway Bio Details

Full name

Cabell Calloway III





Date of birth

25 Dec 1907

Birth place

Rochester, New York, USA

Date of death:

18 Nov 1994

Place of death

Hockessin, Delaware, USA

Cause of death

Five months after suffering a stroke at his Westchester home on 12 June 1994.




Malcolm X College (formerly Crane College) Chicago, Illinois, United States

Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Cab Calloway

American jazz singer and bandleader
Known best for Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway

Relationship History

Nuffie Calloway


3 children together

7 Nov 1949

Betty Calloway


1 child together

marriage 25 Jul 1928
divorce 17 Oct 1948

Zelma Martin


1 child together

relationship began before 1926
until after 1927

Cab Calloway Children

Camay Calloway Murphy


Camay Calloway Murphy

with Zelma Martin

Eldest daughter of Cab Calloway

Chris Calloway


Chris Calloway

with Nuffie Calloway

Lael Calloway-Tyson


Lael Calloway-Tyson

with Nuffie Calloway

Daughter of bandleader Cab Calloway III

Cabella Calloway Langsam


Cabella Calloway Langsam

with Nuffie Calloway

Constance Calloway


Constance Calloway

adopted with Betty Calloway

Cab Calloway Siblings

Camilla Coverdale


other parent: John Nelson Fortune

Blanche Calloway


Bernice Monroe


Elmer Fortune


other parent: John Nelson Fortune

Cab Calloway Family

Cab Calloway's parents:

Cab Calloway's father was Cabell Calloway Jr Cab Calloway's mother is Martha Fortune Cab Calloway's step-father is John Nelson Fortune

Cab Calloway's children:

Cab Calloway's daughter is Camay Calloway Murphy Cab Calloway's daughter was Chris Calloway Cab Calloway's daughter is Lael Calloway-Tyson Cab Calloway's daughter is Cabella Calloway Langsam Cab Calloway's adopted daughter is Constance Calloway

Cab Calloway's current partners:

Cab Calloway's wife was Nuffie Calloway

Cab Calloway's former partners:

Cab Calloway's former wife was Betty Calloway Cab Calloway had a relationship with Zelma Martin

Cab Calloway's siblings:

Cab Calloway's half-sister is Camilla Coverdale Cab Calloway's sister was Blanche Calloway Cab Calloway's sister was Bernice Monroe Cab Calloway's half-brother is Elmer Fortune

Cab Calloway's nieces and nephews:

Cab Calloway's nephew is Michael Calloway Monroe

Cab Calloway's grandchildren:

Cab Calloway's grandson is Chris Brooks Cab Calloway's grandson was Osaze Crosse Cab Calloway's grandson is Caleb Langsam

Cab Calloway's great grandchildren:

Cab Calloway's great grandchild is Cabbie Crosse

Cab Calloway's in laws:

Cab Calloway's son in law is John H Murphy Cab Calloway's son in law is Andrew Langsam

Cab Calloway's former in laws:

Cab Calloway's former son in law is Hugh Masekela