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Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Died at Home

August 16, 2010 (3:39 am) GMT
The 80-year-old who was nominated for a Golden Globe in the '60s passed away on Saturday, August 14 according to her brother.
Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Died at Home

Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln has died at her New York home, aged 80. The star passed away at her Manhattan property on Saturday, August 14, her brother David Wooldridge confirms to The New York Times.

Born Anna Marie Wooldridge in Chicago in 1930, she released her debut album, "Abbey Lincoln's Affair - A Story of a Girl in Love", in 1956. Largely inspired by , Lincoln went on to release more than 20 albums throughout her six-decade long career.

She also branched out into movies, starring opposite Sidney Poitier in 1968's "For Love of Ivy" and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film. Lincoln married jazz musician Max Roach in 1962, but they divorced in 1970.

She is survived by her brothers David and Kenneth Wooldridge and her sister, Juanita Baker.

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