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Odetta

AKA Odetta Holmes

Born: 31-Dec-1930
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Died: 2-Dec-2008
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Queen of American Folk Music


[1] Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City.

Father: Reuben Holmes
Mother: Flora Sanders
Husband: Don Gordon (m. 1959, div.)
Husband: Gary Shead (div.)
Husband: Iverson Minter ("Louisiana Red", m. 1977, until her death)

    High School: Belmont High School, Birmingham, AL
    University:
AA Music, Los Angeles City College

    National Medal of Arts 1999
    Kennedy Center Honor 2004

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (Jan-2011) · Herself
    Lightning in a Bottle (12-Feb-2004) · Herself
    The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (26-Jan-2000) · Herself
    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (31-Jan-1974) · Big Laura
    Festival! (23-Oct-1967) · Herself
    Sanctuary (21-Feb-1961)



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