Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson
1912 - 1972

Mahalia Jackson  American Singer


Mahalia Jackson (/məˈheɪljə/ mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel ...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship8 yrs
Shortest Relationship8 yrs
Average Relationship Length2 yrs, 8 mths
First Name Mahalia
Last Name Jackson
Alternative Name Halie Jackson
Age 59 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th October, 1912
Birthplace New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died 27th January, 1972
Place of Death Chicago, Illinois, USA
Cause of Death Heart failure & diabetes
Build Large
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Queen of Gospel Music
Music Genre (Text) Gospel
Year(s) Active 1927–1971
Instrument (text) Voice
Record Label Decca Coral, Apollo, Columbia
Associated Acts Albertina Walker, Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Norwood, Della Reese, Cissy Houston, Milton Brunson
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Mahalia Jackson59 ScorpioSinger
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Mitch Miller99 CancerConductor


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Look Up and Live1954TV Show
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lbenderJan 7, 2015

Another song used in discussion for the Civil Rights Movement.

lbenderJan 7, 2015

Ms. Jackson was a great contributor to the development of music used in the Civil Rights Movement still impacting society today.

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