Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Original Name Ruth Alston Weston
Birth
Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Death 17 Nov 2006 (aged 78)
Henderson, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 16687832 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Noni
  • Added: 17 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16687832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Brown (30 Jan 1928–17 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16687832, citing Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .