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Alberta Hunter (1895–1984)

Composer, songwriter ("Down Hearted Blues"), author and singer who was a singer on early recordings after high school, later appearing in the London production of 'Showboat' and at the Palladium and throughout Europe and Egypt. She had a radio program over NBC, and toured Europe and the Pacific entertaining troops during World War II, and later, ... See full bio »

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 2003 Mimic: Sentinel (Video) (performer: "You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark")
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (writer: "Down Hearted Blues")
 1987 Made in Heaven (performer: "Long May We Love")
 1978 Remember My Name (performer: "My Castle's Rockin'", "I've Got a Mind to Ramble", "Workin' Man", "Down Hearted Blues", "Some Sweet Day", "The Love I Have For You", "You Gotta Reap What You Sow" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Castle's Rockin'", "I've Got a Mind to Ramble", "Workin' Man", "Down Hearted Blues", "Some Sweet Day", "The Love I Have For You", "You Gotta Reap What You Sow" - uncredited)
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.31 (1959) ... (writer: "Downhearted Blues")
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935 (performer: "Black Shadows")
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 1985 The Laundromat (TV Movie)
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 1934 Radio Parade of 1935
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 1988 Alberta Hunter: My Castle's Rockin' (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Brown Sugar (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1980 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 April 1980 (1980) ... Herself
 1980 One Hundred Years from Today (TV Movie)
 1978-1979 Good Morning America (TV Series)
- Episode dated 31 August 1979 (1979) ... Herself
- Episode dated 23 June 1978 (1978) ... Herself
 1978 New York, New York (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 June 1978 (1978) ... Herself
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 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Syncopated City: 1919-1933 (2004) ... Herself
 2002 SexTV (TV Series documentary)
 1989 Wild Women Don't Have the Blues (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Single: "He's a Darn Good Man" (Black Swan Records). See more »

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 409-411. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

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