Ella Jenkins

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Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Missouri
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1924 (age 96)
Birthplace
Missouri

About

American folk singer who has become one of the foremost performer's of children's music in the world over the course of her five decade-long career. She has appeared on a number of children's television shows, including Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and received a Grammy Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

Before Fame

She grew up on the south side of Chicago and obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology with minors in Child Psychology and Recreation from San Francisco State University.

Trivia

A 2005 tribute to her titled cELLAbration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins won the Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children.

Family Life

Her uncle Flood introduced her to blues legends like T-Bone Walker and Big Bill Broonzy.

Associated With

She and Peter Combe are two of the world's most well-known creators of children's music.