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Maxine Sullivan (1911–1987)

One of the great American jazz vocalists, born Marietta Williams in Homestead, Pennsylvania. Maxine's precocious talent led to early jobs on radio broadcasts in Pittsburgh and gigs with a local group led by her Uncle Harry, the Red Hot Peppers. After being introduced to the proprietor, she was hired as the featured singer at a speakeasy for $14 a ... See full bio »

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 2011 The Fairy (performer: "It's Wonderful" written by Leroy Smith, nm0661695 & Cameron Slater Wells)
 2002 Undertaking Betty (performer: "Blue Skies")
 1989 Hider in the House (performer: "HARLEM HOLIDAY")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... (performer: "Ace in the Hole", "I Can't Get Started" - uncredited)
 1942 Some of These Days (Short) (performer: "Some of These Days")
 1938 Going Places (performer: "Mutiny in the Nursery" (1938), "Rock-a-Bye Baby" (1886) - uncredited)
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 1939 St. Louis Blues
 1938 Going Places
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 1986 Brown Sugar (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1986 The 28th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.107 (1970) ... Herself
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series)
Herself - Vocalist
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... Herself - Vocalist
 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Episode #1.14 (1951) ... Herself
 1949 Sugar Hill Times (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1949) ... Herself
 1949 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1949) ... Herself
 1948 Rooftop Rendezvous (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1948) ... Herself
 1942 Some of These Days (Short)
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 1994 A Great Day in Harlem (Documentary)
Herself (uncredited)

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Nominated for a 1979 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical for "My Old Friends"

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