Mahalia Jackson (I) (1911–1972)

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Mahalia Jackson was born on October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Glory Road (2006), Mississippi Burning (1988) and An American Crime (2007). She was married to Minters Sigmund Galloway and Isaac Lanes Grey Hockenhull. She died on January 27, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Glory Road Soundtrack
Mississippi Burning Soundtrack
An American Crime Soundtrack
U Turn Soundtrack


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 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
- Our First Baby (1968)
 1964 The Best Man
Mahalia Jackson
 1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #14.11 (1960) ... Singer
- Episode #13.29 (1960) ... Singer
 1959 Imitation of Life
Choir Soloist
 1958 St. Louis Blues
Bessie May
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Other Works:

Single: "Move On Up A Little Higher - Part 1" / "Move On Up A Little Higher - Part 2" (Apollo Records) See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Portrayals | See more »


Minters Sigmund Galloway | See more »

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I sing God's music because it makes me feel free, it gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues.


She was a lifelong Democrat. See more »


Contralto singing voice


The Queen of Gospel Music

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