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Carmen McRae

Jazz Musician and Actress
Born Apr 8, 1922

Carmen Mercedes McRae was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics that made her memorable. McRae drew inspiration from Billie Holiday, but established her own distinctive voice.… Read More

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1920 Birth Born on April 8, 1920.


1994 75 Years Old On November 10, 1994, McRae died at her home in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 74. … Read More
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