Dinah Washington  American Singer

Current Status

Dinah Washington passed away on 14th Dec 1963 aged 39.


Dinah Washington was previously married to George Jenkins (1946).

She was also in relationships with Rafael Campos (1961 - 1962), John Young (spouse) (1942 - 1943), Walter Buchanan (footballer), Eddie Chamblee, Lionel Hampton, Robert Grayson and Dick Lane.


Dinah Washington is a 39 year old American Singer. Born Ruth Lee Jones on 29th August, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, she is famous for Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1993) in a career that spans 1942-1963. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Dinah Washington is a member of the following lists: Singers from Chicago, Illinois, Roulette Records artists and Apollo Records artists.


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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Dinah Washington39 VirgoSinger
Rafael Campos49 TaurusActor
John Young (spouse)-
Walter Buchanan (footballer)11 GeminiMusician
Eddie Chamblee-
George Jenkins98 ScorpioProduction Designer
Lionel Hampton94 AriesPercussionist
Robert Grayson-Actor
Dick Lane73 AriesFootball (American)


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Tracker748Apr 3, 2014

Another outstanding talent who died way too young, a loss.

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Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded...

Confirmed Relationships8
Longest Relationship12 mths
Shortest Relationship12 mths
Average Relationship Length3 mths
First Name Dinah
Last Name Washington
Maiden Name Jones
Full Name at Birth Ruth Lee Jones
Alternative Name Queen of the Blues, Queen of the Jukebox, Queen of Jam Sessions
Age 39 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th August, 1924
Birthplace Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died 14th December, 1963
Place of Death Detroit, Michigan
Cause of Death Secobarbital and amobarbital overdose.
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, musician
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1993)
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Blues, R&b, Gospel, Traditional Pop Music, blues, R&B, gospel, traditional pop music
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1942-1963, 1941–1963, 1941–63
Music Style Blues, Jazz, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Jump Blues, Early R&B, R&B
Music Mood Carefree, Elegant, Sophisticated, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Soothing, Intimate, Confident, Sentimental, Passionate, Romantic, Reflective, Earnest, Laid-Back/Mellow, Sensual, Gentle, Freewheeling, Sweet, Playful, Happy
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Piano, Vibraphone, piano, vibraphone
Record Label Keynote, Mercury,, EmArcy, Roulette
Associated Acts Lionel Hampton, Brook Benton, Nat King Cole
Official Websites www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1074, www.rockhall.com/inductees/dinah-washington/, www.nndb.com/people/095/000023026/
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