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Ma Rainey

Ma RaineyAKA Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett

Born: 26-Apr-1886
Birthplace: Columbus, GA
Died: 22-Dec-1939
Location of death: Rome, GA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Porterdale Cemetery, Columbus, GA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The mother of the blues

Husband: William 'Pa' Rainey (musician, m. 1904)

    Ma Rainey
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990


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