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About Abbey Lincoln
American actress, singer, and composer Anna Marie Wooldridge, better known by her stage moniker Abbey Lincoln, was an idol of jazz music. She created her compositions by herself and played them, becoming well-known for her unique style of music.
As a civil rights activist, Lincoln toiled arduously as a black woman to establish a prosperous musical career for herself since she was born at a time when sexism and racism were rampant in American culture.
Lincoln did not only succeed in carving out a position for herself in the music business, thanks to her independence, but she also served as an inspiration for generations of black women to stand up for themselves and fight for their rights.
By the 1960s, she had a solid reputation in the entertainment industry as a gifted and attractive person. She made excellent use of her fame by becoming involved in the civil rights struggle. Her songs often mirrored the civil rights movement's ideas.
Major Musical Works
"Abbey Lincoln's Affair... A Story of a Girl in Love," was successfully launched as her debut musical project in 1957. Several top charting songs, including "Abbey Is Blue," "Devil's Got Your Tongue," "Straight Ahead," and "That's Him!" followed her maiden work.
Major Acting Works
Aside from her musical endeavors, she was also renowned for appearances in the popular films "The Girl Can't Help It", "Nothing But a Man," and "Gentleman Prefer Blondes."
She was married to Max Roach. Her husband was also into music, he was a composer and drummer.
- Golden Globes, USA – "Best Supporting Actress" – nominee (1969)
- Venice Film Festival – "Best Actress" – winner (1964)
She began her career singing at nightclubs.
She cited renowned jazz musician Billie Holiday as an influence on her music career.
During the 1970s Lincoln toured the African continent.
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F.A.Q. about Abbey Lincoln
When is her birthday?
Abbey Lincoln's birthday is on August 6, 1930.
In how many days is her birthday?
Abbey's birthday is in 305 days
How old was Abbey when she died?
She was 80 years old.
When did she die?
She died in August 14, 2010.
How old would she be today?
Abbey Lincoln would be 92 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Abbey from?
She was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S..