Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson
1912 - 1972

Mahalia Jackson  American Singer


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American Singer Mahalia Jackson was born on 26th October, 1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and passed away on 27th Jan 1972 Chicago, Illinois, USA aged 59. She is most remembered for Queen of Gospel Music. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Mahalia Jackson is a member of the following lists: 20th-century women singers, Musicians from New Orleans and Singers from Chicago.


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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
Eye Color Brown - Dark
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, Vocals
Record Label Decca Coral, Apollo, Columbia
Associated Acts Albertina Walker, Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Norwood, Della Reese, Cissy Houston, Milton Brunson

Mahalia Jackson (mə-HAY-lee-ə; 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 singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States". She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers.

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Mahalia Jackson59 ScorpioSinger
Sigmond Galloway-
Isaac Hockenhull-
Mitch Miller99 CancerConductor


That's Life1968TV Show
The Best Man1964Mahalia JacksonMovie
Imitation of Life1959Choir SoloistMovie
St. Louis Blues1958Bessie MayMovie
Look Up and Live1954TV Show
Lamp Unto My Feet1948TV 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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