|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1902|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1978|
Jazz singer, bandleader and composer. Early female band leader in the 1930s, widely considered the first female leader of an all-male orchestra, and the older sister of entertainer Cab Calloway. She studied music at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) before dropping out to pursue a career in show business. Her big break came in 1923 when offered a part in a musical touring company. Her vocal talents quickly made her a spotlight entertainer, and she began working nightclubs across the country. In the mid- and late 1920s she recorded for Okeh and Vocalion, including a 1925 session with Louis Armstrong. She also worked with her brother.
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