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Elizabeth Cotten (1895–1987)

Elizabeth Cotten was born on January 5, 1895 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. She was married to Frank Cotten. She died on June 29, 1987 in Syracuse, New York, USA. See full bio »

Died:

(age 92) in Syracuse, New York, USA

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Known For

Dogfight
Dogfight Soundtrack
(1991)
En på miljonen
En på miljonen Soundtrack
(1995)
September 12th
September 12th Soundtrack
(2017)
Yesspeak
Yesspeak Soundtrack
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017/I September 12th (writer: "Freight Train")
 2016 Two Trains Runnin' (Documentary) (writer: "Freight Train")
 2013 Four Calories: A "Tic-Tacs" Parody (Video short) (performer: "Shake Sugaree")
 2003 Yesspeak (Documentary) (writer: "Freight Train (Excerpt)")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003) (performer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (writer: "Freight Train")
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (performer: "Freight Train") / (writer: "Freight Train")
 1995 En på miljonen (lyrics: "LYCKAN KOMMER LYCKAN GÅR / FREIGHT TRAIN") / (music: "LYCKAN KOMMER LYCKAN GÅR / FREIGHT TRAIN")
 1991 Dogfight (performer: "SHAKE SUGAREE") / (writer: "SHAKE SUGAREE")
 1971 Bleak Moments (writer: "Freight Train" - uncredited)
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1970) ... (writer: "Freight Train")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.32 (1965) ... (writer: "Freight Train")
- Episode #1.7 (1964) ... (writer: "Freight Train")
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 2009 Far from Home (Video documentary short)
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 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Herself - Vocalist
- Episode #10.212 (1971) ... Herself - Vocalist
 1965 Rainbow Quest (TV Series)
Herself
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 2006 Folk Britannia (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Ballads and Blues (2006) ... Herself (as Elizabeth Cotton)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... Herself
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Cotton
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Ms. Cotten worked for the Charles Seeger (father of Pete, Mike and Peggy) as a maid for several years.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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