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Betty Carter

Betty CarterAKA Lillie Mae Jones

Born: 16-May-1929
Birthplace: Flint, MI
Died: 26-Sep-1998
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic
Remains: Cremated

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz vocalist

Father: James Taylor Jones II
Mother: Bertha Cox
Sister: Cheza B. (half-sister)
Sister: Louise (half-sister)
Sister: Vivian Omera (b. 1-Feb-1931, d. 23-Nov-1987 pancreatic cancer)
Brother: James Taylor Jones III (b. 28-Oct-1933)
Husband: James Redding (two sons)
Son: Myles Kevin James Redding (b. 14-Mar-1961)
Son: Kagle Redding (b. 1-Feb-1965)

    High School: Detroit Conservatory (piano lessons at age 15)
    High School: Northwestern High School, Detroit, MI

    Grammy 1988 for Look What I Got! (jazz vocalist)
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1994
    National Medal of Arts 1997



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