Florence Mills

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Birthday
25, 1896
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Nov 1, 1927 (31)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1896
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Nov 1, 1927 (31)

About

Vaudeville and Broadway performer who appeared in Shuffle Along and Lew Leslie's Blackbirds. She became famous for her renditions of "I'm Cravin' for that Kind of Love" and "I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird."

Before Fame

She and her two sisters formed a vaudeville act called The Mills Sisters.

Trivia

She died of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-two.

Family Life

She was born in Washington, D.C. to Nellie Simon and John Winfrey.

Associated With

She performed in the musical Shuffle Along, which featured music and lyrics by Noble Sissle.