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Bettye LaVette


Bettye LaVette was born on January 29, 1946 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA as Betty Haskin. She is married to Kevin Kiley. See full bio »
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 2005-2015 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Martin Short/Bettye LaVette (2015) ... (performer: "Wait")
- Adam Sandler/Bettye LaVette (2010) ... (performer: "Salt of the Earth" - uncredited)
- Bill Murray/Bettye LaVette (2005) ... (performer: "Little Sparrow")
 2013/I Blood Ties (performer: "You'll Never Change")
 2012 Scandal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Defiance (2012) ... ("Crazy", uncredited)
 2010-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #21.7 (2012) ... (performer: "Everything Is Broken" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.70 (2011) ... (performer: "All My Love")
- Episode #18.59 (2010) ... (performer: "The Word")
 2010 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.49 (2010) ... (performer: "Isn't It a Pity")
 2008 The L Word (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lunar Cycle (2008) ... (performer: "Choices")
 2006 First Snow (performer: "When The Blues Catch Up To You" - as Betty LaVette)
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[on the resurgence in her career, 2013] I refuse to call it a revival or a resurrection. I never stopped working. I always call it 'the coming out of the crypt' because I was in a deep dark hole, working for fifty dollars. Regular things that happened to artists didn't happen to me. The record company didn't steal my money. I didn't get strung out on drugs. I didn't join a church. My husband ... See more »

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Recorded her very first album in 1972 called Child of the Seventies for Atlantic Records subsidiary label, Atco. It was recorded at Muscle Sholes Studios in Alabama, in November 1972, taking a total of nine days to complete; planning to be released in 1973. However, due to the failure of single 'Your Turn to Cry,' Atlantic revoked the album, and asked LaVette to turn in the piles of airline ... See more »

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Passionate vocal style

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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