Harry (Jr) Connick
An award-winning American singer, composer, actor, television host, and the jazz heartthrob and 'Independence Day' (1996) star.
September 11, 1967
New Orleans, Louisiana
Harry Connick Jr. was born to both lawyer parents who owned a record store which piqued his interest in music at an early age. At the age of three, he started playing the piano and joined a New Orleans jazz band at aged 10. A year after, Columbia Records produced his first album, ‘Eleven’ (1979). He achieved wider recognition when he sang the official soundtrack of the film ‘When Harry Met Sally…’ (1989).
He was named after his father, Harry Connick Sr., who served as a New Orleans District Attorney for almost 30 years. Connick was often compared to Frank Sinatra, whom he shared the same style of singing. The latter appreciated and often called him ‘The Kid.’