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Maxine Sullivan

Blues and Jazz Singer
Born May 13, 1911

Maxine Sullivan, born Marietta Williams, was an American jazz vocalist and performer. As a vocalist, Maxine Sullivan was active for half a century, from the mid-1930s to just before her death in 1987. She is best known for her 1937 recording of a swing version of the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond". Throughout her career, Sullivan also appeared as a performer on film as well as on stage.… Read More

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1911 Birth Born on May 13, 1911.


She is best known for her 1937 recording of a swing version of the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond". … Read More
1938 27 Years Old During this period, she began forming a professional and close personal relationship with bassist John Kirby to whom she was married from 1938 to 1941.
1940 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1940, Sullivan and Kirby were featured on the radio program "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm", making them the first black jazz stars to have their own weekly radio series.


1953 42 Years Old In 1953 Sullivan starred in the play "Take a Giant Step".
1958 47 Years Old From 1958 to 1966 Sullivan began working as a nurse, which largely consumed most of her time.


1966 55 Years Old He music career did not reemerge until 1966 when she began performing in jazz festivals along side her new husband pianist Cliff Jackson, who can be heard on 1966 live recording of Sullivan's performance at the Manassas Jazz Festival. … Read More


1979 68 Years Old She was nominated for the 1979 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in "My Old Friends". … Read More
1987 76 Years Old 1 More Event
Maxine Sullivan died in 1987 in New York. … Read More
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