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 Emma <I>Thompson</I> Kelly

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Emma Thompson Kelly

  • Birth 17 Dec 1918 Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 17 Jan 2001 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 21917

Singer. Born in Statesboro, Georgia, during the course of her career from the 1940s to 1980s, she was a popular singer pianist, touring and playing cocktail lounges. In the later years of her life, she was nicknamed "The Lady of 6000 Songs" by songwriter Johnny Mercer, because she could play a staggering 6,000 songs strictly from memory. She died in Savannah, Georgia, from a liver ailment.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21917
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Thompson Kelly (17 Dec 1918–17 Jan 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21917, citing Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .