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Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963

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Personal name headingWashington, Dinah, 1924-1963
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Variant(s)Jones, Ruth Lee, 1924-1963
Birth date1924-08-29
Death date1963-12-14
Place of birthTuscaloosa (Ala.)
Place of deathDetroit (Mich.)
Field of activityJazz Blues (Music) Popular music
Profession or occupationJazz singers African American singers Pianists
Found inDinah Washington sings the best in blues. [Phonodisc] 1957.
New Grove dict. of jazz (Washington, Dinah (Jones, Ruth (Lee)); b. Aug. 29, 1924, Tuscaloosa, AL, d. Dec. 14, 1963, Detroit; singer)
Wikipedia, Jan. 6, 2020 (Dinah Washington; American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s"; primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues"; 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and 1993 inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)