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Mahalia Jackson

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Birthday
26, 1911
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jan 27, 1972 (60)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1911
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jan 27, 1972 (60)

About

Gospel singer who inspired millions of listeners and released many gold-certified albums. She released hits like "How I Got Over," which won a Grammy Award.

Before Fame

She started singing at Mount Mariah Baptist Church.

Trivia

Her song "Move On Up a Little Higher" was given the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in the gospel category, inducted in 1998.

Family Life

She married Isaac Hockenhull in 1936, and, after their divorce in 1964, she married Sigmond Galloway.

Associated With

She was highly praised as an influential artist by Harry Belafonte.