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Ruth Brown

Ruth BrownAKA Ruth Alston Weston

Born: 12-Jan-1928
Birthplace: Portsmouth, VA
Died: 17-Nov-2006
Location of death: Las Vegas, NV
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Buried, Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake, VA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, Actor, Radio Personality

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Miss Rhythm

Sister: Delia Weston
Brother: Leonard Weston
Brother: Alvin Weston
Brother: Benjamin Weston
Husband: Jimmy Brown (musician, m. 1945, div.)
Boyfriend: Willis (Gator Tail) Jackson
Boyfriend: Clyde McPhatter
Son: Ronald Jackson
Husband: Earl Swanson (m. 1955, div.)
Son: Earl Swanson, Jr.
Husband: Bill Blunt (div.)

    High School: I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth, VA

    Ruth Brown and the Delta Rhythm Boys Vocalist 1950
    Ruth Brown
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993
    Tony Best Actress (Musical) (1989)
    Grammy
    Ran Away From Home (age 17)
    Tonsillectomy
    Knee Replacement
    Stroke Mar-2000
    Heart Attack 2006
    Stroke 2006
    Risk Factors: Depression

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Lightning in a Bottle (12-Feb-2004) · Herself
    Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) · Ella
    True Identity (23-Aug-1991)
    Hairspray (16-Feb-1988)
    Under the Rainbow (31-Jul-1981)

Author of books:
Miss Rhythm: The Autobiography of Ruth Brown, Rhythm and Blues Legend (1996, with Andrew Yule)


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