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Bessie Griffin
Birth: Jul. 6, 1922
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1989
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Legendary Gospel singer, protege of Mahalia Jackson. Bessie Griffin is described as the mightiest gospel contra-alto of her generation. She was the first major gospel singer to appear in the nightclubs. Some of her greatest recordings are her renditions of "Too Close Too Heaven", "I Don't Know Why", "Search Me Lord" and "The Old Ship of Zion". (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Apr 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7374692
Bessie Griffin
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Bessie Griffin
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- Stacey
 Added: Apr. 9, 2014
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jul. 6, 2013

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