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Abbey Lincoln (1930–2010)

Abbey Lincoln was born on August 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Anna Marie Wooldridge. She was an actress, known for For Love of Ivy (1968), Nothing But a Man (1964) and Romeo Is Bleeding (1993). She was married to Max Roach. She died on August 14, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

For Love of Ivy
For Love of Ivy Ivy Moore
Nothing But a Man
Romeo Is Bleeding
Romeo Is Bleeding Soundtrack
Vanishing on 7th Street


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 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Lillian Gilliam
 1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Laura Grant
- What'll We Do with Stephanie? (1978) ... Laura Grant
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Judge Mabel Palmer
- Angela's Nightmare (1974) ... Judge Mabel Palmer
 1972 Short Walk to Daylight (TV Movie)
 1971 On Being Black (TV Series)
- Wine in the Wilderness (1971) ... Tommy
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Millie Webster
- Cat's Paw (1971) ... Millie Webster
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Claudia Lee
- The Black Answer (1968) ... Claudia Lee
 1968 For Love of Ivy
Ivy Moore
 1964 Nothing But a Man
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Other Works:

Singer of album, "Devil's Got Your Tongue," See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gaby Wooldridge

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Personal Quote:

[In 1993]: I've done what I please, told people to bug off and exercised my independence. See more »


She was awarded the Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment of the Arts for her lifetime achievement in jazz music. See more »

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