Abbey Lincoln (born Anna Marie Wooldridge, August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010). Jazz vocalist, composer, and actress.

Starting out as a jazz singer influenced by the great Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln became an important spokesperson for the civil rights movement, especially for her work on former husband Max Roach’s landmark 1960 album, We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite. (Watch here.) She was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in the 1968 film, For Love of Ivy, which she co-starred in with Sidney Poitier and Beau Bridges.

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