Abbey Lincoln

Pop Singer

Birthday August 6, 1930

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Chicago, IL

DEATH DATE Aug 14, 2010 (80)

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Singer and songwriter who sang on "We Insist!" and released the album Abbey Lincoln's Affair - A Story of a Girl in Love.

Before Fame

She grew up in rural Michigan, the tenth of twelve children in her family.


Her stage name is a symbolic joining Westminster Abbey and Abraham Lincoln.

Family Life

She married musician Max Roach.

Associated With

She was an accomplished actress, co-starring with Sidney Poitier in the film For Love of Ivy.