Abbey Lincoln (1930–2010)

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Abbey Lincoln was born on August 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress and composer, known for Nothing But a Man (1964), For Love of Ivy (1968) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989). She was married to Max Roach. She died on August 14, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

For Love of Ivy Ivy Moore
Drugstore Cowboy Soundtrack


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 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Lillian Gilliam
 1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Laura Grant
- What'll We Do with Stephanie? (1978) ... Laura Grant
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Judge Mabel Palmer
- Angela's Nightmare (1974) ... Judge Mabel Palmer
 1972 Short Walk to Daylight (TV Movie)
 1971 On Being Black (TV Series)
- Wine in the Wilderness (1971) ... Tommy
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Millie Webster
- Cat's Paw (1971) ... Millie Webster
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Claudia Lee
- The Black Answer (1968) ... Claudia Lee
 1968 For Love of Ivy
Ivy Moore
 1964 Nothing But a Man
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Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Singer on the song, "Retribution." See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gaby Wooldridge


Max Roach  (divorced)

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[In 1993 interview about her image makeover]: This dress was more important than I was. People in the audience were looking at my exposed breasts and the shape of my body, and it didn't have nothing to do with the music. See more »


She moved to New York City in the 1980s. She is survived by her brothers, David Wooldridge and Kenneth Wooldridge and a sister Juanita Baker. See more »

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