|Date of Birth||11 June 1920 , Port au Spain, Trinidad|
|Date of Death||2 October 1981 , New York City, New York, USA (cancer)|
Mini Bio (2)
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazel never stayed in her place, because she was black, it didn't make her just sing the blues and jazz which shock some, she could sing classical, show tunes, Broadway songs and take blues or jazz and make it a classical tune but, regardless of what she sung or played, the talents she inherit from her culture was always evident. In whatever she sung, you could hear the versatility; you could hear gospel, blues, jazz, soul and rhythm in her voice and piano playing that put her in a class of her own. Her fast finger, rhythmic playing was a wow in any genre of music she played. Hazel, being a naturally determined person, felt talent will prevail over color and sexism and she was right. Hazel faced more problems than most female singers because she was not just a singer but pianist, arranger and song-writer and often times women like her with many talents are a threat to males in the business who just want a woman to look pretty and sing but again Hazel didn't stay in her place, she fought for her rights with whites and fought sexism with some in her own race. She's truly an unsung legend and achiever who deserves as much honor as Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and 'Ella Fitzgerald' because Hazel does as much as them if not more. If Hazel was around today, she would be considered a musical genius, Alicia Keys isn't the first.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alicia T. (MsLadySoul@aol.com)
|Adam Clayton Powell Jr.||(1945 - 1956) (divorced) (1 child)|