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Ruth Brown
Birth: Jan. 30, 1928
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 2006
Henderson
Clark County
Nevada, USA

R&B Singer, Actress. She attained rhythm-and-blues stardom in the 1950s with hits such as "Lucky Lips", "Teardrops in My Eyes," "5-10-15 Hours" and "(Mama) and He Treats Your Daughter Mean". Her soulful voice later won her a grammy and produced dozens of hits for Atlantic Records, cementing the then-fledgling record label's reputation as an R&B powerhouse. In 1993 she was elected into the Rock and Roll hall of fame. As an actress she starred in low-budget films including the camp classic "Hairspray" (1988), and in 1989 won a Tony award for Best Actress in a musical for "Black and Blue" that was later made into a TV movie of the same title. (bio by: Noni) 
 
Burial:
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Chesapeake (Chesapeake City County)
Chesapeake City
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Noni
Record added: Nov 17, 2006
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