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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 Nothing But a Man (1964), For Love of Ivy (1968) and Mo' Better Blues (1990). 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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Nothing But a Man
(1964)
For Love of Ivy
For Love of Ivy Ivy Moore
(1968)
Mo' Better Blues
Mo' Better Blues Lillian Gilliam
(1990)
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible Millie Webster
(1971)

Filmography

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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)
Dorella
 1971 On Being Black (TV Series)
Tommy
- 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
Josie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Singer on the album, "We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite," on the Candid Record Label with Sonny Rollins, Saxophonist; Max Roach, drummer; and Oscar Brown Jr., lyricist. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gaby Wooldridge
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Her relationship with Max Roach: It wasn't a dream of mine to be a star, so Max came along at the right time to help save me from myself. Otherwise, I would have become an alcoholic and unhappy. See more »

Trivia:

Did her best work with bop musicians in the 1960s, including Thelonious Monk, Mal Waldron and Max Roach (whom she married in 1962). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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