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Mahalia Jackson (məˈheɪljə mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was...Wikipedia

Age: 59 (age at death)
Born: 26th October, 1912, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 27th January, 1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Queen of Gospel Music

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Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 (under the category Early Influence).

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