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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 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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 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 on the song, "Retribution." See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gaby Wooldridge

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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 »


She was raised in Calvin Center, Michigan. See more »

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Has Abbey been in other films? sltucker
Just saw Short Walk To Daylight (1972) today. She died today. james362001
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