Alberta Hunter

Blues, Musical Artist

1895 – 1984

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Who was Alberta Hunter?

Alberta Hunter was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, being critically acclaimed to the ranks of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith. In the 1950s, she retired from performing and entered the medical field, only to successfully resume her singing career in her 80s.

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Born
Apr 1, 1895
Memphis
Also known as
  • Josephine Beatty
  • Hunter, Alberta
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Oct 17, 1984
New York City
Resting place
Ferncliff Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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