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Teena Marie

Teena MarieAKA Mary Christine Brockert

Born: 5-Mar-1956
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
Died: 26-Dec-2010
Location of death: Pasadena, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes in family's possession)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White soul singer/songwriter

Four-time Grammy nominee, sometimes called "the ivory queen of soul". Her photo was not included in her first album, as her label, a subsidiary of Motown, feared that her whiteness would hurt sales. "I'm a black artist with white skin", she later said. "At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul."

Father: Thomas Leslie Brockert (d. 1976)
Mother: Mary Anne Brockert
Boyfriend: Rick James (musician, ex-, dated 1981)
Daughter: Alia Rose (musician, b. 1991)

    High School: Venice High School, Los Angeles, CA (1974)
    University: Santa Monica College

    Brain Seizure Pasadena, CA (Nov-2010), two broken ribs
    Autopsy Los Angeles (30-Dec-2010)
    Portuguese Ancestry

Official Website:
http://www.teenamarie.com/


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