Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies


Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, who was also known for her civil rights activism, is dead at the age of 80.   Read more on Abbey Lincoln’s death below.

Abbey Lincoln died on Saturday at a nursing home in New York.   Lincoln’s cause of death was not released but she had been in bad health for quite some time.

Abbey had a career as an actress and singer in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Her first album, “Affair … a Story of a Girl in Love” was released in 1956 and was a huge hit.

She appeared in her first movie that same year called, “The Girl Can?t Help It.”

Lincoln became a civil rights activist in 1962 after she married drummer Max Roach.

The actor/singer may be remembered most for her 1968 romantic comedy “For Love of Ivy,” when she co-starred with Sidney Poitier.

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