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Florence Mills
Birth: Jan. 25, 1895
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1927
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Vaudeville performer and singer who was a child star by age 4 and a touring vaudeville performer by age 7. Her career was stopped short by illness. But in her few years as a headliner in vaudeville and revue Florence Mills won over mainstream critics with her impish manner, clever dancing and her clear high soprano voice. She starred in some of the best remembered "black and tan" revues of the 1920's: Shuffle Along, Dixie to Broadway and Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1926. Her rendition of "I'm Just a Little Blackbird looking for a Blackbird" is forever associated with her. Through it all Mills remained a shy, unassuming person who was loved by all for her gentle personality and unfailing generosity. Her death in Nov. of 1927 from a neglected appendix condition caused great grief in Harlem. Her funeral was the largest funeral ever seen there, with over 5,000 mourners attending her funeral and more than 150,000 people crowding Harlem's streets in tribute. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 

Cause of death: appendicitis
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2673
Florence Mills
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Florence Mills
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Florence Mills
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
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Florence sing your songs with the angels.
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 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
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