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Singer, songwriter, actress, civil rights activist

Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions. She was a civil rights advocate during the 1960s. Wikipedia

Age: 80 (age at death)
Born: 6th August, 1930, Chicago Illinois
Died: 14th August, 2010, Place of Death
Height: Height Unknown
Claim to Fame: For Love of Ivy

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Mo' Better Blues

Mo' Better Blues (1990)

A Spike Lee joint.

Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons...

Short Walk to Daylight
All in the Family
Marcus Welby, M.D.
For Love of Ivy

In 2003, she received the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Jazz Masters Award


Abbey Lincoln appeared in the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It, for which she famously wore a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentleman Prefer Blondes and interpreted the theme song, working with Benny Carter.


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