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Alberta Hunter

Alberta HunterBorn: 1-Apr-1895
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Died: 17-Oct-1984
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Lesbian [1]
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Downhearted Blues


[1] Frank C. Taylor, Alberta Hunter; A Celebration In Blues.

Father: (abandoned family)
Mother: ("Miss Laura", worked in brothel, d. 1954)
Husband: Willard Townsend (m. 1919, div. 1923, never consummated)
Girlfriend: Lottie Tyler

    Ran Away From Home (age 11, to Chicago)
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1996



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