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Also Known As: Anna Marie Woolridge Died: August 14, 2010
Born: August 6, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession:

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Actress-musician Abbey Lincoln made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for more than four decades. In her early acting career, Lincoln appeared in such films as "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956) and "Nothing But a Man" (1964). Lincoln's talent was recognized early on when she received a nomination for a best supporting actress Golden Globe Award for "For Love of Ivy" in 1968 for her incredible performance. Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Short Walk to Daylight" (ABC, 1972-73). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Abbey Lincoln, You Gotta Pay the Band" (1992-93), "Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters" (PBS, 1993-94) and "The Ark of the Spirit With Avery Brooks" (TBS, 1995-96). She also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the dramatic comedy "Mo' Better Blues" (1990) with Denzel Washington. Lincoln also created music for the Matt Dillon crime drama "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989). Lincoln last appeared on "Forever Ella" (1999-2000). Lincoln passed away in August 2010 at the age of 80.

Actress-musician Abbey Lincoln made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for more than four decades. In her early acting career, Lincoln appeared in such films as "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956) and "Nothing But a Man" (1964). Lincoln's talent was recognized early on when she received a nomination for a best supporting actress Golden Globe Award for "For Love of Ivy" in 1968 for her incredible performance. Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Short Walk to Daylight" (ABC, 1972-73). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Abbey Lincoln, You Gotta Pay the Band" (1992-93), "Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters" (PBS, 1993-94) and "The Ark of the Spirit With Avery Brooks" (TBS, 1995-96). She also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the dramatic comedy "Mo' Better Blues" (1990) with Denzel Washington. Lincoln also created music for the Matt Dillon crime drama "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989). Lincoln last appeared on "Forever Ella" (1999-2000). Lincoln passed away in August 2010 at the age of 80.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mo' Better Blues (1990) Lillian Gilliam
2.
 Short Walk to Daylight (1972) Dorella
3.
 For Love of Ivy (1968) Ivy Moore
4.
 Nothing but a Man (1964) Josie Dawson
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 Forever Ella (2000) Interviewee
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