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 Emma <I>Thompson</I> Kelly

Emma Thompson Kelly

Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Jan 2001 (aged 82)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 21917 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 26 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21917
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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 .