Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae
1922 - 1994

Carmen McRae  American Vocalist

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Carmen McRae was previously married to Kenny Dennis, Ike Isaacs and Kenny Clarke.

Carmen McRae was in a relationship with Dave Brubeck.

Carmen McRae had encounters with Count Basie, Mercer Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Ted Heath, Betty Carter, Michael Franks and Benny Carter.

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American Vocalist Carmen McRae was born Carmen Mercedes McRae on 8th April, 1922 in New York City and passed away on 10th Nov 1994 Beverly Hills, CA aged 72. She is most remembered for Behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Carmen McRae was in an on-screen matchup with Richard Pryor in Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986).

Carmen McRae is a member of the following lists: California Democrats, People from Greater Los Angeles and Singers from California.

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Encounter9 - - -
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First Name Carmen
Middle Name Mercedes
Last Name McRae
Maiden Name McRae
Full Name at Birth Carmen Mercedes McRae
Alternative Name "The Singer's Singer"
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th April, 1922
Birthplace New York City
Died 10th November, 1994
Place of Death Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of Death Stroke, following complications from respiratory illness
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Bisexual
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame Behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics
Music Genre (Text) Vocal jazz, bebop, traditional pop, Jazz
Music Genre Vocal, Piano
Year(s) Active 1939–1991
Music Style Jazz
Music Mood Intimate
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, piano
Record Label Decca, Kapp, Columbia, Mainstream, Atlantic, Blue Note, Concord, Novus
Associated Acts Jack Pleis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Billie Holiday, Norman Simmons, Cal Tjader, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck
Official Websites www.carmenmcrae.com/, www.carmenmcraediscography.com/, www.nndb.com/people/917/000159440/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16681138
Father Osmond McRae
Mother Evadne McRae

Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1922 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer. She is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century and is remembered for her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretation of lyrics. McRae was inspired by Billie Holiday, but she established her own voice. She recorded over sixty albums and performed worldwide.

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NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Carmen McRae72 AriesVocalist
American
Kenny Dennis-
Dave Brubeck91 SagittariusJazz Musician
American
Ike Isaacs-
Mercer Ellington76 Pisces
Billie Holiday44 AriesSinger
American
Louis Armstrong69 LeoSinger
American
Sammy Davis Jr.64 SagittariusActor
American
Ted Heath67 AriesMusician
British
Betty Carter69 TaurusSinger
American
Michael Franks76 VirgoVocalist
American
Benny Carter95 LeoMusician
American
Kenny Clarke71 CapricornDrummer
American
Count Basie79 LeoComposer
American
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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986GrandmotherMovie
Roots: The Next Generations1979LilaTV Show
Hotel1967ChristineMovie
Hancock's1967TV Show
King of Diamonds1961MaidaTV Show
The Square Jungle1955SingerMovie
The Ed Sullivan Show1948SingerTV Show

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misscowmisscowMay 17, 2010

A wonderful singer of jazz and blues.


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