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Dinah Washington

Dinah WashingtonAKA Ruth Lee Jones

Born: 29-Aug-1924
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, AL
Died: 14-Dec-1963
Location of death: Detroit, MI
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Remains: Buried, Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Queen of the Blues

Mother: Alice Jones (church organist)
Husband: Rafael Campos (actor)
Husband: George Jenkins (musician)
Husband: Eddie Chamblee (div.)
Husband: Dick Lane (NFL player, m. 1963, until her death)

    High School: Wendell Phillips High School, Chicago, IL

    Grammy 1959 for What a Difference a Day Makes
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 Early Influence
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Jazz on a Summer's Day (28-Mar-1960) · Herself


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