Dick Lane & Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington and Dick Lane
1963

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American Football (American) Player Dick Lane was born Richard Lane on 16th April, 1928 in Austin, Texas, USA and passed away on 29th Jan 2002 Austin, Texas, USA aged 73. He is most remembered for Most interceptions in an NFL season. His zodiac sign is Aries.

American Singer Dinah Washington was born Ruth Lee Jones on 29th August, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States and passed away on 14th Dec 1963 Detroit, Michigan aged 39. She is most remembered for Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1993). Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

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Hopes rose again when, in July 1963, Dinah married Dick Lane, a defensive back for the Detroit Lions who seemed devoted to her and to as normal a home life as could be arranged by two stars of the sports and music worlds. Plans had been made for a family Christmas in Detroit with Lane's children from a previous marriage when word came of Dinah's death from an overdose of sleeping pills. She had died at home while Lane was in Chicago picking up the children for the trip back to Detroit. The death was ruled accidental, and Lane theorized that Washington had simply forgotten how many of the pills she had taken in her search for desperately needed sleep. She was just 39 at her death. At Dinah Washington's funeral in Chicago, Lane spoke of her ability to reach people of all backgrounds through her music. "It was unbelievable how she could take kings and bring them under her spell," he said, "and she could take the tramp out there in the street and the prostitute and do the same thing." It was Washington's great talent to find her own soul in her music and teach her audiences that it was their soul, too.

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Couple Comparison

Name
Dick Lane
Dinah Washington
Dick Lane
Dinah Washington
Age (at start of relationship)
34
38
Zodiac
Aries
Virgo
Occupation
Football (American)
Singer
Hair Color
Black
Black
Nationality
American
American

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