Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Has Died Aged 80

0
0
Subscribe Billie Holiday

The influential jazz singer and songwriter ABBEY LINCOLN has died aged 80. Lincoln - who was born in Chicago, Illinois - had a long and distinguished career, and continued to perform until the time of her death. She was heavily influenced by BILLIE HOLIDAY, and mimicked the raw and strong vocal style of the seminal jazz and pop singer. As well as becoming a leading jazz artist, Lincoln was also an actress, starring in the 1964 independent film Nothing But a Man, and alongside SIDNEY POITIER in 1968's For Love of Ivy - a performance that gained her a GOLDEN GLOBE nomination. For the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It, she famously wore the dress worn by MARILYN MONROE in Gentleman Prefer Blondes. In 1990, she appeared alongside ACADEMY AWARD winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON in the SPIKE LEE movie Mo' Better Blues.
Her musical career contained numerous highlights, including appearing on the 1960 civil rights record We Insist! - Freedom Now Suite, by MAX ROACH, whom she was married to from 1962 till 1970.
On 14th August 2010, Lincoln's death was announced to the New York Times by her brother David Wooldridge, who said she had suffered from deteriorating health for several years.


Contactmusic

Tags: Billie Holiday - Sidney Poitier - Golden Globe Awards - Marilyn Monroe - Denzel Washington - Spike Lee

0
0
Subscribe Billie Holiday
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Mary J. Blige Reveals How She Stayed Relevant for 25 Years

Fresh from being named the most successful R&B artist of all time by Billboard...

Mary J. Blige Reveals How She Stayed Relevant for 25 Years

American Music Award Winner Sam Smith: My Music Is My Diary

Having already won a string of MOBO Awards and a Brit alongside the buzz...

American Music Award Winner Sam Smith: My Music Is My Diary

The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On! Thanks To Universal Pictures

Less than a week ago the much talked about Steve Jobs biopic looked as...

The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On! Thanks To Universal Pictures

Rita Ora Stays Cool About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

It's clear that Rita Ora has got a lot on her plate at the moment, with...

Rita Ora Stays Cool About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

Breaking Bad Alumni Michelle MacLaren Will Direct Gal Gadot In 2017's 'Wonder Woman' Movie

After weeks of speculation Michelle MacLaren has been confirmed as the...

Breaking Bad Alumni Michelle MacLaren Will Direct Gal Gadot In 2017's 'Wonder Woman' Movie

Beyoncé - 7/11 - Video

Beyonce dances in her pants in the video for her current single '7/11'! The track features on her 2013 multi-Platinum...

Beyoncé - 7/11 Video

Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Could Focus On Bounty Hunters

It's a big week for Star Wars. The first trailer for The Force Awakens drops on Friday...

Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Could Focus On Bounty Hunters

Christoph Waltz to Play Classic Villain Ernst Blofeld (w/Cat) in Bond 24

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is expected to play the classic villain...

Christoph Waltz to Play Classic Villain Ernst Blofeld (w/Cat) in Bond 24

Oscar Isaac Cast as Chief Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Oscar Isaac, the actor who rose to prominence after strong showings in Drive and...

Oscar Isaac Cast as Chief Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Advertisement

Comments

Billie Holiday Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Billie Holiday

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All