American music stars died in Drug overdose

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America died in Drug overdose:

Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 Winter Haven-September 19, 1973 Joshua Tree) otherwise known as Gram Parson, Parsons, Gram or Ingram Cecil Connor III was an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, singer-songwriter and musician.

His discography includes: Grievous Angel, GP / Grievous Angel, Another Side of This Life: The Lost Recordings of Gram Parsons, 1965-1966, Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology, The Complete Reprise Sessions, Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings, Bottled Blues 1963-1973, GP, Sleepless Nights, Cosmic American Music: The Grech Tapes 1972 and She / That's All It Took. Genres he performed: Country rock, Rock music, Country and Folk rock.

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Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs (December 14, 1948 Escondido-April 30, 1982 New York City) otherwise known as Leslie Conway Bangs or Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs was an American writer, journalist and music critic.

Discography: Let It Blurt / Live, Jook Savages on the Brazos and Birdlands With Lester Bangs.

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Ted Demme

Ted Demme (October 26, 1963 New York City-January 13, 2002 Santa Monica) a.k.a. Edward Demme, "Ted", Edward K. "Ted" Demme or Edward K. Demme was an American film director, actor, film producer, television producer and television director.

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Ike Turner

Ike Turner (November 5, 1931 Clarksdale-December 12, 2007 San Marcos) a.k.a. Icky Renrut, Izear Luster Turner Jr., The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Ike & Tina Turner, Ike and Tima Turner, Ike and Tina Turner, Lover Boy, Issac Wister Turner or Issac Wister (Ike) Turner was an American record producer, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and music arranger. He had seven children, Ronnie Turner, Michael Turner, Ike Turner Jr, Mia Turner, Linda Trippeter, Twanna Turner Melby and Raymond Craig Turner.

His albums include Ike Turner 1958-1959, Risin' With the Blues, My Blues Country, A Black Man's Soul, Jack Rabbit Blues – The Singles of 1958–1960, Trailblazer, Bad Dreams, , Here And Now and . Genres he performed include Funk, Soul blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Memphis blues, Rock and roll and Blues rock.

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Robbin Crosby

Robbin Crosby (August 4, 1959 La Jolla-June 6, 2002 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Crosby, Robbin, Robb Lantz Crosby or King was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Glam metal and Heavy metal.

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Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg (November 13, 1938 Marshalltown-August 30, 1979 Paris) also known as Jean Dorothy Seberg was an American actor. She had two children, Alexandre Diego Gary and Nina Hart Gary.

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Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer (August 28, 1899 Figeac-August 26, 1978 Phoenix) otherwise known as the last of the cinema's great lovers was an American actor, television producer and film producer. He had one child, Michael Charles Boyer.

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Chris Farley

Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 Madison-December 18, 1997 Near North Side) also known as Christopher Crosby Farley or Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley was an American comedian, actor and stunt performer.

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River Phoenix

River Phoenix (August 23, 1970 Madras-October 31, 1993 West Hollywood) also known as River Jude Bottom, Rio, Riv, Phoenix, River or River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, activist and environmentalist.

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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 Tuscaloosa-December 14, 1963 Detroit) also known as Dinah Washnigton, Dinah Washigton, Diana Washington, Ruth Lee Jones, Queen of the Blues, The Queen of the Blues, Queen of Jam Sessions or Queen of the Jukebox was an American singer, musician and pianist. She had two children, Robert Grayson and George Kenneth Jenkins.

Her albums: The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 1 (1946-1949), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 2 (1950-1952), Dinah Washington Sings the Blues, The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 3 (1952-1954), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 4 (1954-1956), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 6 (1958-1960), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 7 (1961), The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 5 (1956-1958), First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story and Verve Jazz Masters 19. Genres related to her: Jazz, Rhythm and blues, Blues, Vocal jazz, Traditional pop music and Gospel music.

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Paul Butterfield

Paul Butterfield (December 17, 1942 Chicago-May 4, 1987 North Hollywood) otherwise known as Butterfield, Paul, The RCO All-Stars or Paul Vaughn Butterfield was an American singer and musician. His child is Lee Butterfield.

Related albums: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Put It in Your Your Ear, North South, East-West, In My Own Dream, Keep On Moving, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw, Steelyard Blues and The Legendary Paul Butterfield Rides Again. Genres he performed: Chicago blues, Blues rock, Electric blues and Blue-eyed soul.

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Mikey Welsh

Mikey Welsh (April 20, 1971 Syracuse-October 8, 2011 Chicago) a.k.a. Welsh, Mikey or Michael Edward Welsh was an American artist, bassist, musician and visual artist.

Genres related to him: Rock music, Alternative rock, Grunge and Emo.

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Robert Quine

Robert Quine (December 30, 1942 Akron-May 31, 2004 New York City) otherwise known as Quine, Robert was an American musician and guitarist.

His most recognized albums: Painted Desert, Basic and Escape. His related genres: Rock music.

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Tommy Bolin

Tommy Bolin (August 1, 1951 Sioux City-December 4, 1976 Miami) also known as Bolin, Tommy or Thomas Richard Bolin was an American guitarist, songwriter and musician.

His albums include Teaser, Private Eyes, The Ultimate: The Best of Tommy Bolin, The Bottom Shelf, Snapshot, Energy, Whips and Roses, Live At Ebbets 1976, Live at Northern Lights and Shake the Devil. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Jazz fusion, Rock music, Blues rock, Funk rock and Heavy metal.

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Sonny Clark

Sonny Clark (July 21, 1931 Herminie-January 13, 1963 New York City) a.k.a. Clark, Sonny was an American jazz pianist.

His albums: Cool Struttin', Sonny's Crib, My Conception, Sonny Clark Quintets, Standards, Dial "S" for Sonny, Oakland 1955, Leapin' and Lopin', Blues Mambo and Sonny Clark Trio. Genres related to him: Hard bop and Jazz.

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Johnny Thunders

Johnny Thunders (July 15, 1952 Queens-April 23, 1991 New Orleans) a.k.a. Thunders, Johnny, John Anthony Genzale, Jr., John Genzale, John Anthony Genzale Jr. or Johnny Volume was an American singer, musician, songwriter and guitarist. His children are John Genzale, Vito Genzale, Dino Genzale and Jamie Genzale.

His most recognized albums: So Alone, Chinese Rocks: The Ultimate Thunders Live Collection, Add Water and Stir: Live in Japan 1991, Have Faith, The Best of Johnny Thunders, The Studio Bootlegs, Belfast Rocks, You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory, Bootlegging the Bootleggers and Hurt Me. Genres related to him: Punk rock, Rock music, Glam rock, Protopunk, Glam punk, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll and Classic Punk.

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Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley (February 14, 1947 Washington, D.C.-June 29, 1975 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Timothy Charles Buckley III or Buckley, Tim was an American record producer, singer, singer-songwriter and songwriter. He had one child, Jeff Buckley.

His albums include Tim Buckley, Goodbye and Hello, Happy Sad, Blue Afternoon, Lorca, Starsailor, Greetings From L.A., Sefronia, Look at the Fool and Dream Letter: Live in London 1968. Genres he performed include Folk music, Funk, Jazz fusion, Experimental rock, Soul music, Traditional music and Psychedelic music.

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Brent Mydland

Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 Munich-July 26, 1990 Lafayette) also known as Mydland, Brent or Clifton Hanger was an American musician, songwriter, organist and keyboard player.

His related genres: Jam band, Rock music, Psychedelic rock, Blues, Musical improvisation, Gospel music and Country rock.

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Kevin DuBrow

Kevin DuBrow (October 29, 1955 Hollywood-November 19, 2007 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area) also known as Kevin DuBrow (QuietRiot), DuBrow, Kevin or Kevin Mark DuBrow was an American singer, songwriter, musician and singer-songwriter.

His albums: In for the Kill. Genres related to him: Hard rock, Heavy metal and Glam metal.

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Jeff Conaway

Jeff Conaway (October 5, 1950 Manhattan-May 27, 2011 Encino) also known as Jeffrey Charles William Michael, Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway, Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway or Jeff was an American actor, singer, model and teacher.

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GG Allin

GG Allin (August 29, 1956 Lancaster-June 28, 1993 New York City) a.k.a. G.G. Allin or Allin, GG was an American singer, musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

His albums: You'll Never Tame Me, Suicidal Motherfucker (1987-1988), Rock 'n' Roll Terrorist, Aloha From Dallas, Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies, Public Animal #1, The Best of Suicide Sessions - Antisocial Personality Disorder Live, The Early Years (1976-1984), Dirty Love Songs and Doctrine of Mayhem. Genres he performed include Punk rock, Rock music, Spoken word, Country, Shock rock, Hardcore punk, Garage rock and Hard rock.

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Curt Hennig

Curt Hennig (March 28, 1958 Robbinsdale-February 10, 2003 Tampa) a.k.a. Curtis Michael Hennig, Mr. Perfect, Curt 'Mr Perfect' Hennig, Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig or Perfect, Mr. was an American wrestler and actor. He had four children, Amy Hennig, Curtis Axel, Kaite Hennig and Hank Hennig.

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Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 Santa Barbara-November 16, 1971 Santa Barbara) also known as Edith Minturn Sedgwick, Eddie Sedgwick, edie_sedgwick, Sedgwick, Edie, Mazda Isphahan, Princess, Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick, Edie, Youthquaker or Justin Moyer was an American socialite, model, actor and artist.

Her albums include Edie Sedgwick / Aran Epochal, Her Love Is Real... But She Is Not, First Reflections and Things Are Getting Sinister and Sinisterer.

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Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 Chicago-February 15, 1981 San Francisco) a.k.a. Michael Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Mike or The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was an American singer, musician, guitarist, composer and film score composer.

His albums: Between a Hard Place and the Ground, Blues, Gospel and Ragtime Guitar Instrumentals, Essential Blues: 1964-1969, Knockin' Myself Out, The Best of Michael Bloomfield, Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West, The Gospel of Blues, It's Not Killing Me, I'm with You Always and American Hero. Genres he performed include Blues, Blues rock, Rock music and Chicago blues.

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Jackie Curtis

Jackie Curtis (February 19, 1947 New York City-May 15, 1985 New York City) a.k.a. Curtis, Jackie, John Curtis Holder, Jr. or John Holder Jr. was an American writer, actor and singer.

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Rob Pilatus

Rob Pilatus (June 8, 1964 New York City-April 2, 1998 Frankfurt) also known as Pilatus, Rob, Robert Pilatus or Milli Vanilli was an American singer, dancer and model.

Genres he performed include Funk, Pop music, Dance music, Hip hop music and Rap music.

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Jay Bennett

Jay Bennett (November 15, 1963 Rolling Meadows-May 24, 2009 Urbana) also known as Bennett, Jay or Jay Walter Bennett was an American guitarist, record producer, singer-songwriter, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist and musician.

His discography includes: The Beloved Enemy, Bigger Than Blue, The Magnificent Defeat, Whatever Happened I Apologize and The Palace at 4AM (Part 1). Genres he performed include Alternative country, Pop music, Rock music, Garage rock, Americana and Experimental music.

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Bob Stinson

Bob Stinson (December 17, 1959 Waconia-February 15, 1995) also known as Stinson, Bob or Robert Neil Stinson was an American musician and guitarist.

Genres he performed: Alternative rock and Punk rock.

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David Ruffin

David Ruffin (January 18, 1941 Whynot, Mississippi-June 1, 1991 Philadelphia) also known as Davis Eli Ruffin, Ruffin, David or The Ruffin Brothers was an American singer and musician. He had four children, Nedra Ruffin, Kimberly Ruffin, David Ruffin Junior and Cheryl Ruffin.

His albums include 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of David Ruffin, I've Lost Everything I've Ever Loved, Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay, David, David Ruffin, My Whole World Ended, Feelin' Good, Gentleman Ruffin, So Soon We Change and In My Stride. Genres related to him: Rhythm and blues, Disco, Pop music, Soul music and Gospel music.

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Eyedea (November 9, 1981 United States of America-October 16, 2010 Saint Paul) otherwise known as Oliver Hart or Michael Larsen was an American guitarist, record producer, singer and rapper.

His discography includes: The Many Faces of Oliver Hart (Or How Eye One the Write Too Think) and Afraid to Dream. Genres: Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop and Rock music.

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Danny Whitten

Danny Whitten (May 8, 1943 Columbus-November 18, 1972 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Whitten, Danny was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Blues rock and Country rock.

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Leslie Carter

Leslie Carter (June 6, 1986 Tampa-January 31, 2012 Westfield) also known as Leslie Barbara Carter, Brat, Lessie or Leanne was an American singer, songwriter and actor. She had one child, Alyssa Jane Ashton.

Her albums: Like, Wow! and Like Wow!. Genres she performed: Pop rock, Rock music, Teen pop and Pop music.

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Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein (March 30, 1973 Philadelphia-August 28, 2009 New York City) also known as Adam Michael Goldstein, adam_goldstein, DJ AM or AM, DJ was an American disc jockey, drummer, businessperson, musician, record producer and remixer.

Genres: Hip hop music.

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Brian Cole

Brian Cole (September 8, 1942 Tacoma-August 2, 1972) was an American musician.

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Gidget Gein

Gidget Gein (September 11, 1969 Hollywood-October 8, 2008 Burbank) a.k.a. Gein, Gidget, Bradley Stewart, Bradley Mark Stewart, Bradley Anne Stewart, G-Spot or Brad Stewart was an American musician, artist, visual artist and music artist.

Genres he performed include Alternative metal.

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Mike Starr

Mike Starr (April 4, 1966 Honolulu-March 8, 2011 Salt Lake City) also known as Starr, Mike or Michael Christopher Starr was an American musician and bassist. He had one child, Preston Starr.

Genres: Heavy metal, Grunge, Hard rock, Alternative metal and Alternative rock.

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Jesse Ed Davis

Jesse Ed Davis (September 21, 1944 Norman-June 22, 1988 Venice) otherwise known as Jesse 'Ed' Davis or Davis, Jesse 'Ed' was an American guitarist, session musician and sideman.

His albums include A Toot and a Snore in '74, Ululu and Heart Jump Bouquet. Genres he performed: Rock music and Blues.

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James Ray

James Ray (February 11, 2015 United States of America-February 11, 1964) also known as Ray, James or James Jay Raymond was an American singer.

His albums include If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody / It's Been a Drag and Golden Classics. Genres related to him: Rhythm and blues.

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Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald (July 6, 1923 Burgin-October 21, 1965 Hidden Hills) a.k.a. Marie MacDonald, Cora Marie Frye, The Body or The Body Beautiful was an American actor and singer. Her child is Tina Marie McDonald.

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Bobby Sheehan

Bobby Sheehan (June 12, 1968 Summit-August 20, 1999 New Orleans) also known as Sheehan, Bobby, Robert Vaughan Sheehan or Blues Traveler was an American bassist and songwriter.

Genres he performed: Rock music.

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Warren Tartaglia

Warren Tartaglia (March 13, 1944-February 11, 1965) was an American , .

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Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson (July 4, 1943 Arlington-September 3, 1970 Topanga) also known as Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, Al Wilson, Blind Owl, A. Wilson, Wilson, Alan or Alan C. Wilson was an American singer, guitarist, musician and songwriter.

Genres he performed include Blues rock and Blues.

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Dash Snow

Dash Snow (July 27, 1981 New York-July 13, 2009 Lafayette House, New York City) was an American photographer, artist and visual artist.

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Dick Twardzik

Dick Twardzik (April 30, 1931 Danvers-October 21, 1955 Paris) also known as Richard Twardzik or Twardzik, Richard was an American jazz pianist.

His discography includes: 1954 Improvisation, Trio and Köln Concert. Genres: Bebop.

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Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard (May 1, 1980 Lilbourn-January 13, 2010 Memphis) also known as Reatard, Jay, Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., Jay Rensley or Rensley, Jay was an American musician and songwriter.

His albums include Blood Visions, I Know a Place, Singles 06–07, Hammer I Miss You, See/Saw, Night of Broken Glass EP, In the Dark, Watch Me Fall, Always Wanting More and Matador Singles '08. Genres he performed: Garage punk, Synthpunk, Garage rock, Punk rock, Power pop and Indie rock.

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Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 Mineola-August 3, 1966 Hollywood Hills) otherwise known as Leonard Alfred Schneider, Bruce, Lenny or Lenny Marsalle was an American actor, screenwriter and comedian. He had one child, Kitty Bruce.

His most recognized albums: Let the Buyer Beware, Live at the Curran Theater, The Berkeley Concert, The Carnegie Hall Concert, Thank You Masked Man and Unexpurgated- The Very Best of Lenny Bruce.

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Gerald Levert

Gerald Levert (July 13, 1966 Canton-November 10, 2006 Cleveland) a.k.a. Gerald LaVert, Gerald Edward Levert or Levert, Gerald was an American singer, record producer, songwriter, actor, composer and music arranger. His children are called Camryn Levert, Carlysia Levert and LaMicah Edward Levert.

His discography includes: Do I Speak for the World, G, Gerald's World, Love & Consequences, Rope a Dope Style, Stroke of Genius, The G Spot, In My Songs, Something to Talk About and Private Line. Genres he performed: Contemporary R&B and Soul music.

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DJ Screw

DJ Screw (July 20, 1971 Bastrop-November 16, 2000) also known as Robert Earl Davis, Jr. or Screw, DJ was an American disc jockey, musician and rapper.

His albums: Bigtyme, Volume II: All Screwed Up, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Soldiers United for Cash Soundtrack, The Legend, 3 'n the Mornin' (Part One), Buddha Sound 1: Noise of the World, Royalty of Rap, All Work No Play, Sentimental Value and Best of the Best, Volume 3. Genres related to him: Southern hip hop, Chopped and screwed, Political hip hop, Hip hop music, Gangsta rap and Witch house.

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Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips (December 23, 1935 Galveston-August 7, 1984 Carson) also known as Ester Phillips, Little Esther Phillips, Esther Philips, Esther Mae Brown, Phillips, Esther, Little Esther, Esther Philipps or Ester Philips was an American singer.

Her discography includes: And I Love Him! / Esther, The Best of Esther Phillips, And I Love Him, Burnin', Anthology, From a Whisper to a Scream, Gee Baby / Wild Child, Half a Heart / Some Things You Never Get Used To, What a Diff'rence a Day Makes and Better Beware. Her related genres: Jazz, Country, Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music and Blues.

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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge (November 9, 1922 Cleveland-September 8, 1965 West Hollywood) also known as Dorothy Danridge, Dorothy Jean Dandridge, Miss D, Dottie, Dottie Mae, Bessie Mae, Dorothy Daindridge, The Dandridge Sisters, Dorothy Dandridge-Nicholas, Dorothy Nicholas, Dorothy Dandridge-Denison or Dorothy Denison was an American singer, actor and pin-up girl. Her child is Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas.

Her discography includes: Smooth Operator.

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